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Studio Exhibition – Crossing Lines Crossing Colours

May 2, 2019

An exhibition of new overlay engraved bowl, plate and sphere forms.

Taking elements of the landscape and abstracting the marks, overlaying colour and line.

The stone walls that divide this landscape follow the geology, criss cross the land making an order, a structure, framework to which people work and manage the landscape. This division has an energy and creates a familiar pattern and an illusion of control over the landscape and the elements that shape it.

All these pattens in the landscape are but temporary marks which them selves will be in time overlayed.

The exhibition runs from 3rd June until 30th June

If you’d like more info or an invite to the PV, please join our studio mailing list.

Exhibition – London Glass Blowing

April 30, 2018

We are delighted to announce we will be showing three of our ‘Landscape Bowls’
as part of a group exhibition which open this Friday at London Glass Blowing,
Bermondsey, London SE1 1UD.

For More information on the show, have a look at the London Glass Blowing Website

A Portrait of Place – Exhibition – Bowes Museum

November 16, 2017

A portrait of the Barnard Castle & Teesdale in contemporary cameo glass.

A series of our pushed bowl forms, with colours moving through the seasons, exploring the landscape around Teesdale the Bowes Museum.

This beautiful Landscape has been an inspiration to artists including the famous poem Rokeby by Walter Scott which celebrates Teesdale and many watercolorists have chosen to paint this landscape, including John Sell Cotman & J.M.W.Turner.

Our exploration and Portrait of this landscape will use a perspective that has only recently become available. Using digital satellite technology,  enabling an over view of the landscape, revealing the geology and the marks carved into the land of Teesdale by natures hand and the active management of men and women over millennia.

The title ‘Portrait of Place’, makes reference to the English Water Colour Tradition, a time before watercolorists were appreciated as artists, a time when their role was purely functional, recorders of the world around them.

10th February 2018 – 13th May

The Bowes Museum

Design-Nation: Marks & Tools

April 24, 2017

Design – Nation: Marks & Tools is a major showcase exhibition of work by over twenty Design-Nation network members at the OXO Tower Gallery for London Craft Week.

We are delighted to be showing one of our Original Works – Landscape – Cameo engraved Glass alongside some of our opaque studio production bowls, one of which has been kindly used in the poster.

We look forward to the Private view on Thursday 4th may.

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North York Moors – Exhibition 12th Feb – 12th March

January 16, 2017

The ‘Inspired By’ Gallery, Moors Centre Danby, celebrates 10 years with an opening exhibition group show, including work by

Norman Ackroyd . Len Tabner . Joe Cornish . Gillies Jones . William Tillyer . Peter Hicks . Ian Burke

Bridget Bailey . John Freeman . Emma Stothard . Graeme Atkinson . Linda Brill

Clare Caulfield . Sue Ford . Marin Fowler . Vienna Forrester . Maggie Moore . Ian Scott Massie

Miranda Richmond . Kate Van Suddese . David Watson

3 new landscape inspired bowls will be part of this exhibition.

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New ‘Pushed’ Landscape Studies

October 7, 2014

From October 20th – Nov 30th 2014

Our new bowl forms, in cameo, wheel cut and sand blasted glass have been pushed in the final stages of the blowing process distorting the rim of the bowl, creating sensual curves, evoking the gentle undulations and lie of the land in the North York Moors.

This, our first series of new ‘pushed’ bowl forms, will be smaller in scale and range from a minimum of H15cm -ø 20cm in both opaque and transparent colour combinations.


The New Craftsman St Ives

The New Craftsman St Ives

July 30, 2014

These pieces are some of a series of new landscape studies we are showing at the New Craftsman Gallery at St Ives this summer. A beautiful gallery celebrated for over 50 years representing the best work by artists and craft makers.
“The New Craftsman is the oldest gallery in St Ives. Originally established by Janet Leach, wife of Bernard Leach and an acclaimed potter in her own right”
http://www.newcraftsmanstives.com/

Details – Studio Exhibition

June 22, 2012

Making new pebble forms in overlay glass. Observing the details within the landscape and using these details to mark the surfaces.

Stephen has made the forms, its my turn now to do them justice. The pure transparent colours are new combinations, again observed from the landscape that surrounds the studio. Colours that really should not work, but do.

These smaller enclosed forms are quite a challenge after working on the large bowls for the recent Inspired Landscape exhibition.

A different mid set and way of seeing and making the pieces is required !

The book, the film the discussions !

March 28, 2012

The May exhibition at the National Parks visitor centre, Danby, is accompanied by a book, a film and two discussion events. Info about these two discussions below. If you want any more info, please contact the National Parks directly.

Audiences with our artists

Friday 25 May, 6:00 pm

Join us for a once in a lifetime opportunity to find out what inspires and motivates the exceptional artists behind the Inspired Landscape Exhibition, William Tillyer, Len Tabner, Peter Hicks, Joe Cornish and Gillies Jones. After event meal available in the Woolly Sheep café, please ring for details. This is a bookable event. Cost: £10 including canapés and drinks. Wheelchair Accessible

Connected with Landscape
Friday 8 June, 6:00 pm
Conversations between artists of the North York Moors, Joe Cornish, Kate Jones and Peter Hicks who are exhibiting in the Inspired by… Gallery with William Tillyer and Len Tabner to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the National Park. After event meal available in the Woolly Sheep café, please ring for details. This is a bookable event. Cost: £10.00 including canapés and drinks. Wheelchair Accessible

Please book early to avoid disappointment. Tel: 01439 772737