Journal

Swedish Overlay

May 5, 2021

Swedish overlay is a technique created in Orrefors in the early 1900’s.

It’s a challenging technique which creates a fine layer of colour on the outside on the piece. We fuse two coloured bubbles together (colour on the inside of the bubble, cased in clear glass) and then turn one of them inside out.

There’s one way to get it right and thousands of ways to get it very wrong. Happily, Stephen has is down and is making some beautiful forms and overlaying some beautiful colours which we plan to present later this summer.

 

Website Trouble

May 4, 2021

Apologies if you have experienced any frustration today with our website.

Sadly there was a fault at the server…. which took an unacceptable time to resolve.

We are pleased to say we are back up and running and once again able to take orders online.

Many thanks to all the folks who called to let us know of the problem We really appreciate it.

Here’s to a trouble free future for the website.

Stephen & Kate

We are Open to Visitors

May 3, 2021

Our little studio lies out of sight of the main village green, we are behind the Church yard, hidden away on a side street.

from the North turn right at the first Rosedale sign you see, by the Church gates

from the South and Pickering straight on at the cross roads and turn left at the end of the Church wall

From the West, at the bottom of Chimney bank turn left at the junction and keep bearing left all the way around the bend, you can’t miss us

From Egton in the East when you arrive at the crossroads, turn right and then at the end of the Church wall take the left by the Rosedale sign.

 

Thank you John Craven & Countryfile

May 3, 2021

Wow….

Many many thanks go to John Craven and the crew at Countryfile.

We are just delighted to have been included in this special episode, many congratulations John on 50 years broadcasting to the nation.

John Craven – Countryfile May 2nd 2021

April 26, 2021

Really delighted to be included in the programme to be broadcast this coming Sunday May 2nd. Thanks Mr Craven! We had a lovely day filming with the crew and meeting JC back in 2019.

“As John Craven celebrates 50 years as a BBC presenter, on this – his 1,250th episode for Countryfile – he opens up a treasure trove of memories of some of his favourite parts of Britain. Each location evokes aspects of his life, his career and his passions: discovering a hidden treasure he never knew existed on his childhood doorstep in Yorkshire; indulging his love of verse with a trip to Cambridgeshire to find out more about John Clare, the peasant poet; and revealing his love of history on an ancient Scottish battlefield. And he has never forgotten the time he was roped up to the heady heights of the dark hedges in Northern Ireland.”

London Glass Blowing – Exhibition – New Horizons

April 23, 2021

We’ve sent some pieces down to London to show with Peter Layton at London Glass Blowing, as part of the first post lockdown exhibition, ‘New Horizons’.

Many thanks to Peter for asking us, and for the invite to take part in a Zoom talk with Layne Rowe.

Really enjoyed the evening and conversation. Always good to talk with fellow glassmakers.

Heres a link if you’d like to see and listen to the event.

Access Passcode: qs4$xZFi

 

 

 

Contact

April 22, 2021

That moment when… the coloured lip wrap touches what will be the rim of the bowl before trailing around the opening.

It’s a beautiful day in Rosedale, the sun is shining, there’s no wind and the boys are making cornflower blue bowls.

Spring is in the Air

April 16, 2021

Spring is in the air the sun is shining, new colours are appearing all around and our doors are once again open to visitors.

 

 

Still Pools

April 2, 2021

The Still Pools are back.

Stephen has spent sometime making new colours in these quiet pieces.

When we open our to visitors doors on the 12th April there will be a selection of new pieces to enjoy.

These forms are not as yet on the website. Please contact us directly for more info.

H10cm ø14cm approx £85 plus £15 P&P

 

Look forward to seeing you.

 

 

We are nearly open

March 30, 2021

Looking forward to 12th April and to welcoming you back to Rosedale.

Our studio will resume our usual opening hours of

Monday – Saturday 10-4

Sunday 2-4

Spring is beginning to overcome winters legacy…. the daffs are out and the hawthorn is beginning to burst her buds with the first hints of green in the hedgerows.

Look forward to seeing you.

Stephen & Kate