Tour de Yorkshire new collection

I’ve had a wonderful few months visiting parts of Yorkshire that I knew nothing about like Middlesbrough and Doncaster and finding some lovely surprises like Anish Kapoor sculpture in Middlesbrough and the Mansion House and amazing markets in Doncaster. I learnt how the cyclists used to carry their bikes over the top of the Transport Bridge to avoid the toll charges and had an amazing windy and misty drive over the N. York Moors and Blakey Ridge – now on my to do cycling list. I spent a lovely day sampling the delight of beautiful Beverley and also revisited two of my favourite towns for cycling Settle and Knaresborough.  Here are  the results as coasters:


All these images and many more from the Tour de Yorkshire, Tour de France, Tour of Britain and Eroica Britannia are available as prints, coasters and greeting cards in my online shop.  You can also find a selection of my work in shops and galleries around the region.

Tour de Yorkshire competition – Win a set of handmade glass coasters

Doncaster Tour de Yorkshire imageWin a boxed set of four of my new 2016 Tour de Yorkshire coasters.

To launch my new 2016 Tour de Yorkshire range of coasters and prints I am running a competition. Stage 2 of this year’s Tour de Yorkshire will end in Doncaster.  Last month I visited Doncaster and did a tour of some of its treasures the result is this image.  How many buildings / places / references to Doncaster can you find in this picture? Fill in the entry form with your answer below.

The competition will end on the 20th March. The contestant who provides the greatest number of correct answers will be the winner.  In the case of a draw a winner will be selected randomly.  The winner will be announced on Facebook and Twitter and notified personally.  A  boxed set of four coasters chosen by the winner will be posted by the end of March.

You can pre-order coasters and prints of this image in my online shop.

Entry form

 

Cycling Coasters and prints, seconds and overstock SALE

CoastersThursday 8th October – Thursday 15th October

One of the joys and frustrations of handmade work is that every item is a tiny bit different.  Occasionally too different!  For every kiln full of coasters I make there is always one that does not obey the rules and ends up a strange colour, with small marks or bits missing at the edges.  These are my “seconds”.  Over  the last year I’ve collected quite a few and am planning to sell them over the next week.

The Plan

The plan is that over the next week I will post images of my seconds coasters on Facebook. I will do my best to photograph them accurately.  It is up to you to zoom in and see the flaws.  All coasters will sell for £5 each.  For orders £10 or over postage is free.  If you want a coaster simply write “sold” underneath its image.  At the end of the week I will add together any coasters you have ordered and send you an invoice.

I also have a few too many of some of my prints – I got a bit over enthusiastic with orders in preparation for events I was selling at.  These prints are available online for the reduced price of £25 each rather than the usual price of £45.

What a picture!

as any glass artist will know, photographing glass is a nightmare.  So many reflections!  I was approached recently by Richard from Forever Creative Photographic Design a photographer who was trying to expand his product photography portfolio.  He offered to photograph some of my coasters for free as a sample of his work. These are the results.  I’m delighted.  What do you think?  Which background do you prefer?

All ready for the Tour de Yorkshire 2015

I am delighted to announce that my new work is now ready for sale. have spent the last couple of months working on additions to my Yorkshire Cyclist Collection and am now ready to officially launch it on the world. I have created 6 new images adding Wakefield, Selby, Bridlington and Scarborough to my collection which together with my previous images of York and Leeds cover the six start and finish towns of this year’s race.

Whitby coaster

Whitby coaster

Robinhood's bay coaster

Robinhood’s bay coaster

Being a big fan of the East Coast I have also added Whitby and Robinhood’s Bay thus creating a set of four seaside images.

All my images are available as coasters, cards and prints and can be bought online.  They will begin appearing in the galleries and shops  that stock my work over the next month.

Selby and Wakefield

Selby and Wakefield cards

To celebrate my new work I will be announcing a special offer on all my Tour de Yorkshire range next week.  Sign up to receive my newsletter to learn more.

I will also taking my new work (and old) to Whitby for Easter weekend and to the British Craft Trade Fair.  If you are visiting do come and say hello.

Yorkshire coast – Tour de Yorkshire new collection

I was delighted to hear that this year’s Tour de Yorkshire was taking in the East Coast.  It gave me an excuse to spend a couple of days in one of my favourite parts of Yorkshire.  The results, four more images that will soon be available as coasters, prints and cards and a lovely row of glass beach huts. Pre-orders welcome.

Bridlington, Sewerby Hall and Flamborough

Bridlington, Sewerby Hall and Flamborough

robinhood2

Robinhood’s Bay

whitby2

Whitby

scarborough2

Scarborough

Whitby beach huts.  Self standing row of glass huts

Whitby beach huts. Self standing row of glass huts