Studio Life – Gillies Jones Blog

Our Blog Has Moved !

Posted in Studio Stuff by Kate Jones on November 7, 2011

Studio Life is now part of our ‘Beautiful Bowl’ web site. Find it here:-

http://www.gilliesjonesglass.co.uk/blog/

If you subscribe to the blog or visit us regulary, you will find all our latest news and updates on the blog within the site, it is identical to the existing blog but travels back in time further, as far as 2003.

The site has had a refresh and you may notice a few subtle changes,  new pieces and designs will be added online next spring.

Thank you for all the comments and visits to our blog… look forward to hearing from you on the other site !

cheers

Kate

Glass Making Visitors

Posted in Craft Thoughts, Travels by Kate Jones on October 31, 2011

Scott Benefield & Andrea Spencer called into Rosedale with their travelling studio on their return journey to Northern Ireland.

Lovely people, amazing travelling glass makers and expert van packers, as well as many many other accolades too numerous to mention !

Have a look at what they make here.

http://craftni.org/directory/maker/scott-benefield

http://craftni.org/directory/maker/andrea-spencer

Sloe Delivery

Posted in Rosedale the locale by Kate Jones on October 31, 2011

Well, they did ripen and I have never seen such an abundance of large plump Sloe Berries… hic !

Quick pickin this year… though I’m gonna need a LOT more Gin.

Exhibition Opening

Posted in Exhibitions by Kate Jones on October 31, 2011

The PV day was very well attended and the Goblets well received.

Thank you to the 300 or so people who came through during the day and thank you to everyone for your continued support of our work.

The show runs until the end of November, and is open Mon-Sat 10-4pm Sun 2-4pm.

From 1st Dec – 1st March, we are  at the studio working, but open by appointment.

 

Studio Exhibition October – Graal Goblets

Posted in Craft Thoughts, Exhibitions, Studio Stuff by Kate Jones on October 5, 2011

The Studio Exhibiiton opens to the public on 24th October. (PV 23rd)

‘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. We will be making these generously sized white & clear
goblets with new complex patterns.

Below images of the second stage of the process the pick up through to making.

Overlay and embryo making to come soon.

 

Embryos in the kiln ready for pick up


On the Blowing Iron

Heating in to smooth the textured sand engraving

Marvering the embryo

Air blown into embryo

Stem Foot & Punty added

Almost finished

Into the Lehr to cool overnight.

National Glass Centre / Carrie Fertig

Posted in Travels by Kate Jones on September 13, 2011

Saw Carrie today on a visit to the NGC, finishing her glass feathers for the Wing Project at Chichester Cathedral. For more info follow the link. Glass centre was busy and the cafe as good as ever.

http://www.carriefertig.com/page7.htm

Friday Night Sunset

Posted in Rosedale the locale by Kate Jones on September 13, 2011

Just amazing, pleased it was warm enough to sit outside and appreciate it.

The Pheasant Harome / Talk on 22nd September

Posted in Rosedale the locale, Studio Stuff by Kate Jones on September 9, 2011

Thursday 22 September 2011
‘The Glass Age’ Presentation by Kate Jones of  Gillies Jones with Lunch, from 11.30am.

Kate Jones of the acclaimed Gillies Jones Glass, whose pieces are now displayed in numerous museums including the V&A , explores the beauty and creativity of blown glass. With an eye to the history of this industry which has paid a part in the history of Rosedale for the past 400 years, initially illegally(!),
Kate will explain the basic glass-making process and its uses, both utilitarian and decorative.
£30 per person, including arrival drink, two-course lunch and coffee.

Book directly through the Pheasant Hotel

E-mail reservations@thepheasanthotel.com
Telephone 01439 771241

For More details look Here under Events for the PDF.

Recent Review of the Pheasant in the Guardian HERE

York Art Workers, Lecture Tonight

Posted in Studio Stuff, Travels by Kate Jones on September 5, 2011

Giving a lecture tonight in York for York Art Workers.

Meetings are held at Jacob’s Well, Trinity Lane, Micklegate, at 7:30 on the first Monday of the month, unless otherwise stated.
Admision: members £2, non members £5.

www.yorkartworkers.org.uk

Find details under programme.

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Ryedale Artfest 2011

Posted in Rosedale the locale, Studio Stuff by Kate Jones on September 4, 2011

Ryedale ArtFest is an exciting new showcase for Ryedale’s artistic talent. A host of artists, craftsmen, galleries and studios will be holding exhibitions and displays across the district during September and October 2011. Exhibitions will feature new work, on show and for sale in participating galleries and in the artists’ own studios.

You can visit our studio as part of this event.

For more info follow this link