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The Rowan Tree

November 26, 2019

Our winter design celebrates the luscious red fruits of the Rowan Tree.

Bane of witches, diviner of the future and source of jam, rowan is an elegant tree with a mystical history. Its leaves and delightfully red berries are a favourite for rural and urban wildlife alike.

Hand blown, hand engraved glass, in a warm opaque red with a transparent red lip wrap, signed dated and numbered., we will be launching our new design next week. Please join our mailing list and be amongst the first to know.

 

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.

Landscape, light and vast skies – North York Moors

April 13, 2019

Amazing light on Friday as I made my way across the moor tops to the post office. Just love this part of the world and the constantly changing light and colours. Vast skies lift the spirits. Spring is in the air and summer soon to arrive.

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.

 

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