Studio Life – Gillies Jones Blog

Sacrament of Marriage

Posted in Exhibitions by Kate Jones on July 26, 2010

at Cartwright Hall 9 July – 5 September 2010

Sacrament of Marriage – A Union of Ideas, Cultures and the Body & Mind

Went to Cartwright Hall on Friday for the opening. Found Cartwright Hall and Lister Park to be a wonderful and beautiful place, with well displayed great art within the hall and fantastic grounds and park outside.

Exhibition details as below and pieces of ours recently purchased by Cartwright Hall are on display as part of this show.

“We are delighted to present a union of ideas in its exhibition, Sacrament of Marriage. The exhibition celebrates the theme of marriages and alliances between people, cultures, art forms and the body & mind, using contemporary and historical works of art from the rich Bradford collections.

Artists like Gillies Jones, Alnoor Mitha, Priscilla Morgan, Kalim Afzal, Nik Stanbury, Roger Barnes and Bharti Parmar show the impossibility of practising as a contemporary artist without “marrying” various sources of cultural inspiration in their work.

As much a choreographed as a curated show, the installation and interpretation explore, in collaboration with the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, the “marriage” of mind and body involved in the creation of a work of art.

The concept for Sacrament of Marriage has been devised by Alchemy. It is curated by Alchemy in partnership with Bradford Galleries and Museums.

Nearly the Full Moon

Posted in Rosedale the locale by Kate Jones on July 26, 2010

This image was a welcome distraction from late night working when preparing for exhibition. Just showing above the top of chimney bank.

Thank You

Posted in Exhibitions, Rosedale the locale, Studio Stuff by Kate Jones on July 26, 2010

to everyone who RSVP’d and visited the studio for the PV and studio talk on Sunday. Very enjoyable day and always great to have a positive response to new work. The new designs for the are taken directly from the leaves found in the hedgrows and gardens of Rosedale. New technology allows detail in the cutting that is not possible by hand and the new colours give a very glass like , almost etheral finish.

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Beautiful Bowls / Summer Studio Exhibition 2010

Posted in Rosedale the locale by Kate Jones on July 16, 2010

Private view, by invitation only Sunday 25th July.

Exhibition runs until 22nd August.

Beautiful Bowls

The Studio, Rosedale Abbey
an exhibition of our signature ‘Beautiful Bowls’ with new colours and new designs, inspired by the elemental beauty of the moors.

Exhibition – Usual Opening Hours apply 10am -4pm Mon -Sat 2-4 Sunday

Gillies Jones were recently nominated as one of the North York Moors Cultural Heros. In celebration, this years summer exhibition opens in conjunction with the National Parks Week. (26 July to 1 August 2010 ). ‘The wild open spaces of the UK’s National Parks give people space to breath, space to think, space to create.’

For more info on National Park events visit

We will be making glass and taking questions about the process 11am-3pm from 26th -30th July as part of the National Parks Week

Leuka 2010

Posted in Studio Stuff by Kate Jones on July 16, 2010

The Leuka Mini Masters 2010. All proceeds from the Leuka Mini Masters go to Leuka, the leukaemia charity based at London’s Hammersmith Hospital. Its good day out. Sad not to have been at the event myself this year. Heres hoping the tournament wining team enjoy their bowls.

Rosedale Abbey itself has an extraordinary 9 Hole Golf Course for those who enjoy the beautiful landscape and a challenging hill

Shepherds Delight

Posted in Rosedale the locale by Kate Jones on July 16, 2010

Just love North Yorkshire !

Raced to the top of the moors when we saw the sky turn. Nuff said