Studio Life – Gillies Jones Blog

August Sky

Posted in Rosedale the locale by Kate Jones on August 29, 2009

Hmmm, beautiful… but, heres hoping September will be full of sunshine.

August Sky

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Colour Vision / Scottish Gallery

Posted in Exhibitions by Kate Jones on August 27, 2009

We will be showing 3 pieces in some good company, as part of this show at the Scottish Gallery.ColourVisionPVInvitePrint25.08.091

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Captain Cook and a ‘loving’ Icon

Posted in Rosedale the locale by Kate Jones on August 27, 2009

This is a wonderful typo taken from the Darlington & Stockton Times.

We have been nominated by the National Parks as a living icon, as part of a quest to find people, living and dead, who most represent the culture, heritage and landscape of the National Parks, as part of the 60th anniversary celebrations of the passing of the Countryside Act.

We have been nominated alongside Captain Cook and mentioned in some fine company…weather we are considered a living or loving icon, we are just a bit honoured and best pleased.

The Art Fund

Posted in Studio Stuff by Kate Jones on August 23, 2009

Just found this link to a bowl which was purchased for the Fitzwilliam.

Its good to see it again after all this time.

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Exhibition ‘Glas uit Engeland’

Posted in Exhibitions by Kate Jones on August 18, 2009

St. Joseph Galerie is hosting an exhibition of contemporary glass from England from 5th September – 17th October 2009 in Leeuwarden the Netherlands.

We will be sending this piece and as part of a group of 4.

St Joseph

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Rosedale Show 2009

Posted in Rosedale the locale by Kate Jones on August 17, 2009

The most important day in the year for the village saw 5000 people visit Rosedale for the annual show.

Animals, cakes, monster vegetables , games and stalls were all in evidence and abundance …. again.

Sadly the Milburn Arms is still closed, its a real shame for the village, as it is the communities centre, big enough for us all to get together for all occasions. We all hope David Ross, the most recent estate owner, will find someone who can run a destination hotel & pub …. soon.

I especially enjoyed the numbers of entries to monster vegetables and the home made alcohol !

Cabbage

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Mint Tea

Posted in Rosedale the locale by Kate Jones on August 12, 2009

The furnace recuperates its heat, and any spare heat is a great way to dry out the abundant crop of fresh mint for my tea.

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Sky at Fryup

Posted in Rosedale the locale by Kate Jones on August 12, 2009

I guess its easy to imagine many years ago, why so much ecclesiastical building went on up here, and why Yorkshire is often referred to as “Gods own county ”

This was the top of the moor, looking North from the Fryup Road

Gods Own Country

Sandsend

Posted in Rosedale the locale by Kate Jones on August 12, 2009

Great day crabbing with the little’uns. When the tide goes out we enjoy hunting in the rock pools and stopping to look at other beauty left behind waiting for the seas return.

All finished off with afternoon tea at the Whitsend Cafe… what could be better ?Seaweed

Tony Bartholomew

Posted in Exhibitions, Studio Stuff by Kate Jones on August 12, 2009

This is an image of Tony, a photo of a photographer.

Tony has been following us about during the process of making the exhibition. He has taken some great images, its interesting to see the process through someone elses eyes and look at what catches Tonys very good eye.

Tony had made the long photo montage of the process of making the pieces , this is part of the exhibition at the Musuem and much of his work will feature in the catalogue to come.

Tony