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Secret Britain – BBC One 15th April 9pm

April 6, 2015

Gillies Jones will be a small feature as part in this hour long BBC ONE programme, the ‘Mysterious Moors of Yorkshire’.

The film will uncover the little known story of Rosedale’s first recorded industry, the illegal and secretive French glassblowers of the moors.

The footage was shot on the hottest day of the year, 2014.

For more information on the programme have a look at the BBC page here.

Glassmaking Weather

February 15, 2013

Its been a good week for weather, well for us glass makers ! This arrived on Wednesday and I am pleased to say it is rapidly melting off again, though, if you are coming over this way, Chimney Bank is still worth avoiding.

The Cool Sleeve

November 16, 2012

Probably only the glass makers will get this, but this is an Allan & Anne Gott ‘Cool Sleeve’…. as you can see its seen some good use over the last couple of years. Just ordered a new one, well Christmas is coming and its good to keep the glass maker happy.
All made in Canada and well worth it when making big stuff.

A Winter Story – Ryedale Folk Musuem – New Bowls

October 26, 2012

Made five bowls for the Christmas exhibition at the Ryedale Folk Museum, “Winter Story”.
It opens today and runs until the 9th Dec. There is some very good photography in the show and if you are passing Hutton Le Hole, be sure to call in for a monochrome feast for the eyes.
Planning on making bowls in these designs for our galleries for this Christmas.

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