Continues at Gillies Jones, Rosedale Abbey until 30th November 2011.
‘Graal’ is the Swedish for grail and derives from the
mediaeval Latin for ‘gradalis’ meaning bowl or chalice. Developed in 1916, by the master glassmakers at Orrefors, it is still one of the most technically
challenging of all hot glass techniques.
An overlay is made, cooled, decorated with engraving and sand carving, reheated, picked up on the blowing iron and made into a goblet. Each resulting goblet is one of a kind.