The Bracken Bowl
The subject of our third Limited Edition of 2022, while unloved by many, once played a major role in day to day Moors life.
Bracken covers part of the Dale in a green canopy every year; as it dies backs in autumn the landscape turns bronze.
In times past it wasn’t just the pernicious weed that blocks footpaths and trails.
Gathered off the Moor, by women for the most part, bales of bracken would be dried in great heaps for livestock bedding, for winter vegetable clamp storage, it would be stuffed into packaging crates to keep cargo safe, as a mulch, in soap making and the ash used as a fumigant.
Clearly, one of the most important uses was by the Huguenot’s. Rosedale’s first glass makers built pits to burn bracken, using the resultant potash as a flux to reduce the temperature required to melt sand.
Potash remains a vital ingredient today.
We hope you enjoy the warm autumnal bronze of our third limited edition bowl of 2022.
A warm bronze bowl with a bronze lip wrap.75 Small Bowls £270 H11cm ø15cm
25 Larger Bowls £470 H15cm ø18cm