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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.

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……

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The Bluebell Limited Edition Bowl

June 16, 2015

The Bluebell Bowl is our new limited edition, celebrating the constancy of the seasons. The piece depicts an accurately scaled scene of these abundant flowers, captured on the way to Rosedale’s Dukka Bridge  – and serves as a permanent reminder of the delights of seeing the annual, joyous, brilliant festival of colour that is the English Bluebell.

They bloomed late in Rosedale this year but our patience was rewarded with banks of this beautiful flower bowing their heads in the late spring sunshine.

Available to order from 18th June

GJ Priceless Antiques Road Show

Priceless Antiques Roadshow USA

December 10, 2014

We’ve just heard from a dear friend and collector in America that the ‘Priceless Antiques Roadshow’ featuring the wonderful Christopher Payne and his Gillies Jones bowl has just been broadcast in the USA. Thank you for the heads up Barbara.

Read the transcript  from the Broadcast here :-

Fiona Bruce :-
But for Christopher Payne his first love was taken away so his passion has taken on a modern twist:

Christopher Payne:-
“My first love was glass, English 18 c drinking glasses and I bought a small modest collection, some with chips some without, air twist cotton twist mixed twist, I love them that was in my late teens, and then when I first went to the auction rooms in London I was fascinated by roman glass.
The ancient roman glass, I couldn’t afford it, but as a porter I used to handle it and put the sales out. I absolutely loved it was fascinating stuff  2000 year old pieces of glass.

Sadly I can’t show any of my 18c drinking glasses as they were stolen from my parents house the only thing that was stolen from the whole house was my drinking glasses.
So I suppose their broken now anyway, so for the last 10 years I’ve been trying to collect glass and I’d like to collect modern contemporary glass.

I love what is happening, especially in this country, with modern young people and this a fairly recent purchase.

This bowl here in an ancient looking shape, its got the sort of feel of ancient Persian roman glass probably of the 1st century, and this wonderful of colour and the contrast of these dark blue leaves, made by a young English couple in Rosedale abbey in Yorkshire and they make bowls of this style in different colours and I’d like to collect the whole lot.

I think they are absolutely superb What is so good about it is you’ve got this smooth tactile outside and when you look at the inside, and touch the inside, its very deep, its etched quite deep almost a mm deep so you get another sensation of touch, so you get the visual and the touch, that’s what’s so lovely about well any medium really.”

We can post out to the USA, drop us an email and we can help you with your order.