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Easter Studio Hours

April 18, 2019

This Easter we are open our usual hours.

Friday & Saturday 10-4

Sunday 2-4

Monday 10-4

Dave will be here to welcome you, Kate & Stephen will be away cheering their lad who is playing for the England U15 Basketball team in Paris.

Springs Blossoms & Blooms

April 5, 2019

Spent some time in the garden yesterday gathering up the blossoms and blooms.

Though the wind is cold, the sunshine is bringing out the best of spring.

BBC One – Countryfile

April 4, 2019

We have been very lucky and met this lovely fella a few weeks ago, when BBC Countryfile came to spend a day with us.

This coming Sunday  you’ll be able to see our time together on BBC ONE 7th April at 7pm.

The programme marks the 70th anniversary of the creation of the National Parks.

We are delighted to have small part on the show, where we will be spinning an overlay glass plate and taking John through the process and the landscape that inspires our work.

 

Back to the land – Thank you

May 17, 2018

If you missed the show, you can catch up on iplayer here. Episode 2 and our little segment starts at about 28 mins.

Mandy thanks to Darren and the crew and all at 7Wonder for a beautiful edit.

And many thanks too everyone for all the lovely comments following the broadcast.

You will find a website dedicated to the show where you can find all the folks mentioned in every episode.

 

Secret Britain

Gillies Jones – BBC 1 – Secret Britain – 15th April 9pm

February 25, 2015

Gillies Jones will be featured on this hour long BBC programme on the ‘mysterious Moors’ of Yorkshire, and Rosedale’s first recorded industry. The documentary will cover the illegal and secretive glassblowers of the past, alongside the contemporary works of our studio.

 ‘Secret Britain‘ 

 

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2015 Celebrating our Twentieth Anniversary

January 14, 2015

It’s a special year for us as we celebrate our twentieth anniversary making glass in Rosedale Abbey. We opened our doors for the first time on May 1st 1995.  It’s been a busy and rewarding twenty years in so many ways. Pics of the best bits of the last twenty years glassmaking together in our beautiful, remote studio to follow.

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‘Winters Mark’ – The White Room York

November 14, 2014

Winters Mark
Exhibition – York 22nd Nov – 18th January

The White Room Gallery is at Priestleys, 36 Bootham, York, YO30 7BL, is open on Mondays from 11am to 5pm and Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5.30pm. Free entry, for more info visit www.priestleys-york.co.uk/gallery

Within this this intimate space, we will show a collection of monochrome spun plates and bowls & spherical forms.

We are known for our colour sense, though we started life making monochrome original works and for this seasonal exhibition inspired by the winter landscapes of the North York Moors, we will be showing a new series of works created purely in black and white engraved glass.

Our current work, ‘Landscape Studies’, is informed by the visual experience of the remarkable landscape in which we live and work, at our studio in rural Ryedale, winter often brings extreme weather which transforms the view, as Kate explains, “With winter snow the landscape undergoes a huge change, becoming pared back and redefined by structure and lines, resembling a black and white drawing. Our new monochromatic work captures the essence of the North York Moors at this special time of year”.

This exhibition is supported by Ryedale Artworks, in partnership with Ryedale District Council