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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/

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”.

Design Nation

May 7, 2014

Many thanks to Sue Pryke for the interview for the Design Nation Blog and of course the marvellous Andrew Tanner. http://www.designnation.co.uk/blog

Mission Statement:
Design Nation successfully connects the excellence in Craft, Design and Product by providing collaboration between entrepreneur, industry and a wider creative economy. Design Nation addresses the present whilst challenging the future for British design through a framework of support across the UK and internationally.

Design Nation; future thinking for design and craft.

History:
Peta Levi MBE, founder of Design Nation had her obituary written by journalist and photographer Barbara Chandler in the Independent,
click here to read about this champion of British design and her lifelong passion for promoting craft design and product.

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.

Design Nation

September 10, 2012

Pleased to say, we are members of Design Nation. Have a look at their new site to find beautiful work across the board.

Who ? Loads of info on the site about its illustrious history and it’s new era.

Mission Statement:
Design Nation successfully connects the excellence in Craft, Design and Product by providing collaboration between entrepreneur, industry and a wider creative economy. Design Nation addresses the present whilst challenging the future for British design through a framework of support across the UK and internationally.

Design Nation; future thinking for design and craft.

Design Nation is the only Design Craft and Product database and membership that is solely selected by the peers of the design industry. A selection process that brings with it a proud and prestigious role of ensuring the data base and its members represent the dynamic and changing industry of British Design.

New Web site Launched last week as part of the London Design Festival.

have a look here  www.designnation.co.uk/