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The Crystal Makers – Stourbridge

May 31, 2014

Stephen made a pilgrimage to Stourbridge yesterday to see the glass cutter Richard Lamming and visit Broadfield House Glass Museum. The museum is a real gem.

Good to see our two pieces in the museum including a bowl specifically purchased for the cameo collection.

Fantastic black and white film below on view at the museum. There are some gems in this film which are as pertinent now for glassmakers as when the movie was made.

The film resonates particularly well with us as the first glass makers of Rosedale were Huguenots and we both studied glass making in Stourbridge, “glass making is a way of life,  It gets in your blood”.

Open to Visitors

March 2, 2013

We are now open to visitors and offer a warm welcome between the hours of:-
10am – 4pm Monday to Saturday
2-4pm Sunday
Until 30th November 2013

When you are in the North York Moors, you are welcome to call into our open studio to see the full range of our work from our beautiful bowls to the individual pieces.

When you make it into the dale, bring your walking boots and head updale and you might catch a glimpse of wildlife. Have a look at the beautiful pic on ‘Our Rosedale‘.
Or visit Dale Head Tea Garden for a proper Yorkshire afternoon tea, with stunning views and very home made fayre. (one of our favorite spots and only 10 mins drive from the studio or a good hours walk)

Merrily making glass

October 11, 2012

The furnace is on and we are toasty warm and happily making glass.

Still busy testing the new glass nuggets from Glasma, which, to date going well, though quite a change after 17 years of batch.

Lots of small Christmas shows to make for as well at this time of year as well as three Black & White Landscape spheres being made for a small exhibition at the Ryedale Folk Museum.

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


British Glass Biennale

March 20, 2012

The UK’s major exhibition of contemporary glass announces its exhibitors for 2012

71 artists will exhibit at the fifth British Glass Biennale which takes place 24 August until 15 September 2012.

With a record 209 applicants and over 1200 images to look through, selections were a challenging task for the esteemed jury. Across two days 100 pieces by 70 artists were selected and along with a piece by juror Catherine Hough, the British Glass Biennale 2012 looks set to be an exciting showcase of the current trends and techniques emerging within the UK glass scene.

Showing our new work – Landscape Study #9 2012