Studio Life – Gillies Jones Blog

London / Design Nation

Posted in Exhibitions by Kate Jones on February 29, 2008

Been in London for a few days, showing work at a press event with Design Nation.
First time at such an event run by Attenborough Saffron.
Much beautiful work by other makers from the collective. Design Nation is a great way to find all kinds of great stuff for the home desiged and made by British Makers.

design-nation-2.jpg
London Feb 08

21st Century British Glass

Posted in Exhibitions by Kate Jones on February 22, 2008

Just found this image of one of our pieces on Dan Klein & Alan Pooles site. It features on the front cover of a catalogue for an exhition in 2005. Dan & Alan also have other interesting, specialist catalogues and books. Follow the link on Associates !

21st Century British Glass ( Catalogue Cover )

And still Mighty Cold.. minus 8

Posted in Rosedale the locale by Kate Jones on February 20, 2008

I realise that this blog is in danger of becoming a ‘weather’ blog but – once the freezing fog lifted the frost was amazingly thick. Really beautiful but breathtakingly cold ( literally )

The Avenue
Cold Tree

Elle Dec

Posted in Studio Stuff by Kate Jones on February 20, 2008

Found a small bowl in the pages of this months Elle Decoration

Elle Dec

Mighty Cold

Posted in Rosedale the locale by Kate Jones on February 18, 2008

11am and still frosty in the shade, but very beautiful ! Parts of the moors still covered in white frost and studio visitors reporting snow still lying about on the top.
Good glass making weather !
11am ! Still V V Cold

Down South

Posted in Travels by Kate Jones on February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines !

Been away for a few days in Devon and Bournemouth. Good to feel the warmth of the sun and the light, which was amazing down by the coast. I know its a picture of a duck…. but the colours flashing in the light were wonderful. And on a walk in Devon the determined new growth from the dying moss covered tree trunk was good to see.

Sunshine Duck
New from Old

Christine

Posted in Studio Stuff by Kate Jones on February 3, 2008

We have had many hot glass assistants over the years, and this is an image of Christine Devalcourt , our current help …. she has been with us two years now ! She is about to move to Italy for the very best of reasons and we wish her well and are sorry to see her go !

A good, hot glass assistant is hard to find.. to any glass makers in Northern Italy … I can recommed Christine D highly !

Christsne

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Frozen Snow

Posted in Rosedale the locale by Kate Jones on February 3, 2008

Snow Tree

Dinner By Candleight

Posted in Rosedale the locale by Kate Jones on February 3, 2008

26 Hours without power, just long enough for the novelty to wear off.
Moments when the furnace feels like a third child as Steve gets up several times a night to check shes ok and feed the genny

Dinner By Candleight

1st Day of the Year !

Posted in Uncategorized by Kate Jones on February 3, 2008

Opened on Feb 1st, as usual, but unusually to blizzards, followed by a 26 hr power cut !

Kids loved it, helicopters buzzing about all over the dale trying to find the downed line, candles everywhere, cooking on the wood stove, toasting on the fire…

I do like proper weather after the gery wet winters of a London childhood , but I hope thats the last of no power for this year ! Next time, just the snow , sledging followed by easily made hot chocolate and a hot bath …. mmm nice.

Snow Blasted

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