Studio Life – Gillies Jones Blog


Posted in Exhibitions, Travels by Kate Jones on September 29, 2008

We will be at this excellent event again.

Week One

Stand L3.

Showing our beautiful hand made bowls, and presenting new patterns as well as a small selection of overlay bowls and spheres.

Also I will be giving a lecture the following week see Somerset House Link.

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Les Azuriales Ozone Opera Prize 2008

Posted in Studio Stuff by Kate Jones on September 24, 2008

Madeleine Peirard. from New Zealand Winner of Les Azuriales Ozone Opera Prize 2008.


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EACH year the Les Azuriales Opera Festival is held against the backdrop of St Jean-Cap Ferrat, the unspoilt peninsula that juts out into the Mediterranean Sea from the corniches of the Côte d’Azur between Nice and Monaco.

The Young Singers’ Competition was started in 2003 to fulfil one of the Festival’s core objectives: namely, to assist and promote young singers at the start of their careers. This year marks a significant development of the competition into the extensive Les Azuriales Ozone Young Artists Programme.

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Best Brown Sign Ever / Scottish Guard Dog

Posted in Studio Stuff by Kate Jones on September 13, 2008

This was at Dornoch…. hillarious, snapped it on the bus up to Lybster
value for money signage
Value for money signage.

And this was just wonderful in the village of Lybster. A dog enjoying his job !

Fierce Dog !
Fierce Dog!

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Northlands Glass

Posted in Travels by Kate Jones on September 13, 2008

Made the pilgrimage to The Northlands Glass Conference this year.

The location at Lybster on the NE coast, nearly at the very top of Scotland dictates a long journey which requires a big effort to arrange and make the time to visit.

This somehow makes for a relatively small group of very keen interesting visitors. What pulls people in are the great speakers, good company and interesting conversations over dinner. Northlands really is a special place in many ways. It brings together a community of artists, skilled glass makers, academics, curators, writers and collectors, from both sides of the pond and throws everybody into the mix . Highly stimulating debates, great examinations on topics outside glass and from the great and good of glass which all feed back into new thinking and awareness of what we all do. Looking forward to next year already.

Really cannot recommend this conference enough.

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