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Address: The Old Forge | Rosedale Abbey, Pickering YO18 8SA, England
Phone Number:
+44 1751 417550
10:00 - 16:00
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Gillies Jones Glass is a contemporary glass studio open to visitors year...

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 permanent, colourful exhibition of contemporary studio glass inspired by the elemental beauty of the moors.Find Gillies Jones tucked away behind the village Church yard 100m from the village green.

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wonderful glass

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... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Pickering, United Kingdom
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Pickering, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

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 one (as we did)

Thank cass0ude
Reading, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

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 the future and well worth investing in

1 Thank Jane W
Faversham, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

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 each piece which surely justifies the price tags, something we found to appreciate in an... More 

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Nairne, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

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 watching a duet of carefully choreographed movements. Brilliant

1 Thank Kev S
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3 reviews
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Fascinating to talk about the latest works and projects. Wonderful artisanship and range of products. Excellent service to post our purchases overseas, even holding on for a few weeks to ensure the parcel arrived after we returned home. Many thanks

Thank Geraldine H
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We walked into the workshop/display area and were blown away, ha, no pun intended. The level at which they produce here is superb. You will see glass here, although quite pricey, that just is not produced elsewhere, to our knowledge anyway. There are but a handful of people in the world that can produce quality at this level. It was... More 

Thank adele o
Darlington, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Called in to Gillies Jones Glass whilst out and about in Rosedale Abbey, although we didnt see the glass being blown this day, we were able to see the workshop next to the gallery and had a great friendly discussion with the owner, loved the glasswork which is very beautiful. We will be back

Thank dayout2016
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

The glass takes inspiration from the local countryside. Beautiful bowls, limited editions and equisite designs. We received such a friendly welcome. We bought a bowl some years ago and it has given us so much pleasure. It is also a very warm place on a cold day! We were so pleased to visit again.

Thank JudithCS48
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Quite small, but amazing to watch the glass being blown. The two gentleman were so friendly. Whilst the glass was being heated, shaped, cooled down etc we were given a detailed description of what was happening, which we found very interesting. Would have loved to watch for longer as felt completely captivated by the whole experience. The end result is... More 

Thank robereve
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Called in out of curiosity and wow, what stunning artwork. They were doing some improvements to the kiln when we went so couldn't actually see glass being blown but had a very informative talk about the process the glass goes through to make the finished artwork. Beautiful glass on display but I'd be terrified taking small children in for fear... More 

Thank Jonathan S

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