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Bramble

October 2, 2018

We just love blackberries and it’s been a good year for these hedgerow gems.

Our third limited edition of 2018 captures the dramatic dark purple colour of this member of the rose family, with a lip wrap emphasising their deep green leaves.

Over 300 species of this dynamic plant sprawl across the land, creating cathedrals of thorny arches, providing a haven for many small mammals and birds.

Folklore suggests passing through the arch of a bramble would cure many ailments, as do tinctures and teas of its leaves, berries and roots. Still, the gathering of hedgerow brambles in the autumn is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon, as is savouring the wine, jam and desserts that follow.

You can order one of our new bowls here

Spring Rituals – Exhibition Catalogue

March 27, 2018

Thank you to everyone who came over to Rosedale for our Private View of Spring Rituals.

Decorated eggs have long been a potent cross-cultural symbol of new beginnings and springs return.

This new collection of pieces are principally inspired by the eggs of the now extinct Elephant Bird.

These works explore the patterns made by the reassembly of these fossilised giant eggs.

The fragmented patterns are universal in their structure, like cracked dry earth and the breaking ice sheets.

The form of the egg and these patterns remind us of the eggs function as a protector of new life and its inherent fragility.

You can see the online exhibition catalogue here and read the full statement about the work. If you have any enquiries, please do not hesitate.

 

Exhibition – A Portrait of Place

February 9, 2018

“A Portrait of Place”

Barnard Castle & Teesdale in contemporary cameo glass.

February 10 – 13 May 2018 The Bowes Museum

The Landscape of Teesdale has long been an inspiration to artists including the water colours of John Sell Cotman & J.M.W.Turner.

Our exploration and ‘Portrait’ of Teesdale uses a different perspective, digital satellite imaging.

This enables a new view of the landscape, revealing the geology, rivers systems and layers of human endeavour, carved into the land and overlaid for millennia.

We engrave layers of marks into the glass, blurring the boundary between abstraction and a literal interpretation.

Just as changing light illuminates the landscape, light is integral to our work, animating our glass, revealing layers of colours and engraving.

Our subtly distorted bowl forms, represent the soft curves and hollows of the land. The gentle forms and complex engraved surfaces of every vessel ensures each piece is a unique object.

 

Four Resovoirs

Manmade marks constructed, burned and worked into the land, have their own beauty and rhythm. Winter colours highlight the cold depth of the water and the stark staccato patterns of the burned uplands.

Blown Engraved and Wheel Cut Overlay, Cameo Glass

H 16cm Ø 40cm

 

 

 

Rosehip - 2015 -1

Rosehip Bowl – Limited Edition

November 23, 2015

Our new bowl will be available to order later on this week.  Join our mailing list to receive limited edition emails

The Rose Hip Bowl design depicts the simple form of the hips, the vigorous growth and defensive ‘Dags’ (thorns) of the plant, and serves as a permanent reminder of autumn’s riches, and winters approach.