Studio Life – Gillies Jones Blog

Recent Commission

Posted in New Work, Studio Stuff by Kate Jones on August 3, 2011

Recently completed a special commission for a special anniversary. Don’t often make plates these days. Pleased with this one. Thank you Cathryn & Steve.

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Collect / Work in Progress

Posted in Exhibitions, New Work, Studio Stuff by Kate Jones on April 22, 2011

Still working on the pieces to finish for Collect. Deadlines !

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SOFA New York

Posted in Exhibitions, New Work, Travels by Kate Jones on April 6, 2011

Internationally recognised for its outstanding cutting-edge contemporary decorative arts and design, the 14th International Sculpture Objects &
Functional Art Fair runs from Thursday 14 April, to Sunday 17 April 2011. Three of our individual pieces have travelled out to New York with our London Gallery, Contemporary Applied Arts (CAA).

Mr Gillies travelled out last year, this year, however, we are staying in Rosedale and only the glass is travelling.

Find out more here

Silver Birch Leaf Bowl

Posted in New Work, Studio Stuff by Kate Jones on December 20, 2010

New limited edition of 50 bowls available from 10th January onwards.

The colour shown is a new warm bark brown and we are happy to make the bowl in any of our 19 colours. Please see our bowl web site for the full colour palette.

The leaves of the silver birch tree are the inspiration for this new limited edition of 50 bowls. The tree itself is steeped in folklore, as a symbol of renewal, purification and fertility and it is still one of the first trees to come into leaf in spring ! Which right now can’t come soon enough.

Jasons Bowl

Posted in New Work, Studio Stuff by Kate Jones on October 17, 2010

Made a bowl for Jason and the cyclists ! They cycled from one side of the country to the other to raise loads of money for their charities . Liked the finished ‘Wheels’ based design but liked the pattern of the bowl too during the process of its making.


A Yorkshireman in New York

Posted in Exhibitions, New Work by Kate Jones on May 5, 2010

SOFA / New York April 2010

Stephen went to the show, and thanks to the volcano stayed a lot longer than anticipated. Good show of international work and a good selection of makers represented by Contemporary Applied Arts.

Showed the new ‘Bounded Space’ pieces and we will be showing more works from this series at COLLECT in May.

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Posted in New Work, Travels by Kate Jones on November 17, 2009

Now in its 7th year, pleased that the annual CHASE event at the RCA went well. Some bigger black and white bowls found good homes. Thank you to Mark Holford for the annual effort to organise the glass and raise funds for such a good cause.

In one evening, up to £100,000 is raised for CHASE which is a children’s hospice in Guildford. They do tremendous work in supporting children who are not expected to reach their 19th birthday. It is entirely privately funded and receives no government support. They have to raise over £2m each year and the Exhibition is one of their key fund raising events..For more info go to

Champagne Bowls

Posted in New Work by Kate Jones on November 17, 2009

Nearly at the end of the edition.

Just sent some of the bowls in different colours down to Contemporary Applied Arts for Christmas. 5 now left in the edition of 50.

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The Vessel – Bounded Space

Posted in Exhibitions, New Work, Studio Stuff by Kate Jones on July 23, 2009

Gillies Jones A5 1

Gillies Jones A5 2

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New Web Site

Posted in New Work by Kate Jones on April 28, 2009

So, a new web site has gone live, dedicated to our individual pieces

Our beautiful bowls will remain on the existing site, and can of course be ordered online.

The new site points you in the direction of the galleries we work with to represent the individual works.

find it and I hope enjoy it at

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