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Gillies Jones Glass is a contemporary glass studio open to visitors year round. Whether you are staying in Rosedale, visiting for the day to enjoy the fresh air, tranquility or the great walks a visit to the studio is a must, where you can enjoy a...more
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The Old Forge | Rosedale Abbey, Pickering YO18 8SA, England
Always like looking into glass production, and this was top end market ware, the lady behind it all was very informative, I just wish I could justify £4.5k on a fantastic bowl. Maybe the one at £200 next time.
Rosedale is a perfect example, on a small scale, of the northern English upland valleys. It has meadows, woods, upland pasture and moorland and impressive industrial archaeology all available in a three to four hour walk.
Gillies Jones glassmaking studio is on the pretty village...More
Lovely stuff but a bit out of our price range and unfortunately not working when we went. Very poorly sign posted from village, I don't think passing trade is their thing somehow.More
Gillies J, Owner at Gillies Jones Glass, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2017
Thanks for your review.
Glad you found you way to us, Rosedale is not a big spot and yes, we are on the quiet side of the village 250 yards from the village centre.
You've found us and we do realise signage is difficult as...More
The couple making (blowing?) the glass are very friendly and invite you to watch and comment as they make their exquisite glass bowls. They are exhibited in museums as well as high class shops (I believe). Surely an investment for the future should you buy...More
This was a wonderful find after a superb walk. The glassware in the studio is stunning, perfectly formed and very very classy. Once you are on their mailing list you will receive opportunities to purchase limited editions which are well worth it. An antique of...More
Individual glassware creations fired on the premises, designs heavily influenced by Scandinavia but with the artisans' own "handwriting" and skill provides just unique pieces. That apart, the artists accept commissions for special work, at a price. It is the amount of trained human endeavour in...More
Worth a look, but by reviewing I'm bothered place may become inundated by travellers looking at these craftsmen at work. The building is a stunning old once was blacksmiths forge, which lends itself nicely to glass blowing. Watching the guys at their craft was like...More