Studio Life – Gillies Jones Blog

Studio Exhibition / New Beginnngs

Posted in Exhibitions, Studio Stuff by Kate Jones on May 27, 2008

Counting down to showing 12 new pieces of sculptural blown glass in the Rosedale studio.

New cutting, more asymetrical forms and flowing surfaces. Its been good to make a group of pieces and make them successively. Its when the work starts to become self referential that is begins to get interesting and new ways of developing each piece become obvious . Each one a development of the last.

Opening Day June 14th 10am – 4pm

through to July 20th 2008 ( usual studio hours apply )

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Margo Selby Gallery

Posted in Uncategorized by Kate Jones on May 22, 2008

Margo is a textile deigner who has her own shop and studio gallery in Bloomsbury London.

We have some of our small bowls on show as part of the latest exhibition entitiled ‘Flora’ which runs from 29th may – 30th August. Look for the link.

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Design Show Liverpool

Posted in Exhibitions by Kate Jones on May 21, 2008

Its coming round awful quickly. Looks like it will be a very good show. Pleased to have had one of our images used in the publicity. We will be showing Aesculus and production bowls during the 4 day event. Link in associates.

19th – 22nd June Contemporary Urban Centre , Liverpool

We will be on Stand 51

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Inspired By

Posted in Studio Stuff by Kate Jones on May 19, 2008

Visited the V&A on Saturday to present a prize to Simon Davies for his engraving which was inspired by Japanese Culture. Now in its 9th year , the competition is run by the V&A as part of Adult learners week and is a great way to inspire and involve students. Simons work, said something to me about the pursuit of good, workmanship, the beauty of the material, and ultimately his potential to communicate personal interest and make comment on his source, his interests were clearly inspired by his experience at the V&A.

It was a difficult decision and the selection had to be made through the images supplied by the students. I am pleased to say that Simons image did manage to capture some of the important and beautiful qualities of his piece.

Inspired by link in associates.

Xavier Le Normand

Posted in Studio Stuff by Kate Jones on May 19, 2008

Xavier came to visit last week and we had a great few days in Rosedale, enjoying his company and talking shop before he returned to Paris. Xavier is the current assistant to Philip Baldwin and Monica Guggisberg, who are the people we were apprentice to many moons ago.

The image also shows Anona who is our current assistant.

Wildlife Special Moment

Posted in Rosedale the locale by Kate Jones on May 8, 2008

Coming across the moors Wednesday, I saw an unusual sight. Never seen deer up here before, though many times grazing in the bottom of the dale.

I guess, growing up in the town and having lived here for many years I do still get excited about these things. She was beautiful and moving very fast. Really liked the idea of spending the beautiful day up there with her.

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Fine Weather and Tea Alfresco !

Posted in Rosedale the locale by Kate Jones on May 7, 2008

What can I say… it is just beautiful. Not good in the hot shop, but great at the end of the day to be outside !

Same again tonight !

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