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Bramble

October 2, 2018

We just love blackberries and it’s been a good year for these hedgerow gems.

Our third limited edition of 2018 captures the dramatic dark purple colour of this member of the rose family, with a lip wrap emphasising their deep green leaves.

Over 300 species of this dynamic plant sprawl across the land, creating cathedrals of thorny arches, providing a haven for many small mammals and birds.

Folklore suggests passing through the arch of a bramble would cure many ailments, as do tinctures and teas of its leaves, berries and roots. Still, the gathering of hedgerow brambles in the autumn is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon, as is savouring the wine, jam and desserts that follow.

You can order one of our new bowls here

A Cool, Quiet Hotshop

August 28, 2018

The furnace is quiet and cold. It’s a situation no glassmaker enjoys, but a necessary one to ensure full maintenance of all combustion systems. As the weather becomes cooler, it’s even more of a thermal shock following the wonderful summer. We are looking forward to relighting the heart of the building and blowing glass again. Provisional dates looks to be mid October for the first gather.

If you are coming up to visit the studio, there’s always a warm welcome, tho,  you may need to wear an extra layer.

Fox Glove

August 3, 2018

Our second seasonal design for 2018 is a subtle milky pink bowl with a transparent pink lip wrap.

This bowl is a study of the wild flower, Fox Glove and the abundant ‘stands’ of flowers that have filled the hedgerows of Rosedale.

Each hand blown and engraved bowl is signed, dated and numbered and available to order online here or in person directly from our Rosedale studio.

Andy Goldsworthy – Rosedale

July 2, 2018

Artist Andy Goldsworthy is making a series of works in Rosedale, which will eventually form a beautiful walking trail in Northdale.

We are delighted to have made a small contribution to one of the works in the form of an Occulus, for Jobs Well, and we are really looking forward to the completion of the project which is supported by the David Ross Foundation.

Back to the land – BBC2 9th May 7pm

April 30, 2018

Last October, a 7Wonder film crew spent a day with us, filming for Kate Humbles second series of Back to the Land.
This series champions the UK’s most inspirational rural entrepreneurs and this episode looked at folks working in North Yorkshire.
The weather was kind, the sun shone and there was an autumnal nip in the air.

Our little part in the broadcast is in the second episode on 9th May 7pm BBC2.
for more details have a look at the BBC website

Rosedale’s Weather’s Turned

November 30, 2017

Brrrrrrr, suddenly it’s winter in the Moors. The snow ploughs are out, the abundant red berries have been striped from the Holly trees, and all is quiet and very cold. Love winter……

Busy Week

November 10, 2017

We welcomed a film crew this week. Look forward to seeing and sharing the details of the days work in 2018.