Jorvik Glass, Castle Howard, Yorkshire, England

by Stuart Charman

Jorvik Glass can be found in the courtyard of the beautiful Castle Howard in North Yorkshire, England. The shop sells a variety of both blown and stained glass objects, including:
- hand blown glass vases
- stained glass mirrors, clocks and wall-ware
- decorative paperweights and objects
- Christmas angels

The pieces are hand-made by master glass-blower Angela Henderson. Each is unique and could make a treasured gift or the perfect memento of a visit to Yorkshire. Prices range from a couple of pounds for small items, through twenty to forty pounds stained glass clocks and mirrors for up to around a hundred pounds for larger items like a hand blown glass vase.

In addition to being able to browse and purchase items from the extensive range, you can also have the chance to see glass blowing in action. Angela Henderson has her workshop attached to the shop and customers are welcome to watch her play her skills with glass during their visit, and to ask questions of her between pieces.

I was made to feel very welcome on my visit. The shop assistants were both knowledgeable about the piece and helpful. I was able to select items on my arrival at Castle Howard and the shop stored and wrapped all my purchases while I spent the day touring the Castle and its wonderful grounds. Everything I bought was very well wrapped and made it safely home.

I visited in July 2007. I found Jorvik Glass to be a very useful shop in a beautiful location selling wonderful pieces of hand made glass.

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