Studio Life – Gillies Jones Blog

Glass Making Visitors

Posted in Craft Thoughts, Travels by Kate Jones on October 31, 2011

Scott Benefield & Andrea Spencer called into Rosedale with their travelling studio on their return journey to Northern Ireland.

Lovely people, amazing travelling glass makers and expert van packers, as well as many many other accolades too numerous to mention !

Have a look at what they make here.

National Glass Centre / Carrie Fertig

Posted in Travels by Kate Jones on September 13, 2011

Saw Carrie today on a visit to the NGC, finishing her glass feathers for the Wing Project at Chichester Cathedral. For more info follow the link. Glass centre was busy and the cafe as good as ever.

York Art Workers, Lecture Tonight

Posted in Studio Stuff, Travels by Kate Jones on September 5, 2011

Giving a lecture tonight in York for York Art Workers.

Meetings are held at Jacob’s Well, Trinity Lane, Micklegate, at 7:30 on the first Monday of the month, unless otherwise stated.
Admision: members £2, non members £5.

Find details under programme.

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Howard Hodgkin Prints / Scarborough

Posted in Exhibitions, Travels by Kate Jones on July 12, 2011

The exhibition is beautiful. I wanted to take home Turkish Delight and Sea Food.

Find the exhibition from 9th July  – September 18th 2011 Scarbrough Art Gallery full details here.  It is a must see.

PV was well attended by the artist and friends.


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

Glassroom 2010 – Pukeberg Sweden

Posted in Travels by Kate Jones on November 23, 2010

Stephen returned having had a great time. It was not about making finished objects, but exploring ideas in hot glass and debating the past present and future of working with hot glass.

Each team was given a theme to explore, Stephen worked with Wilke Adolfsson as part of  team of 7 makers designers and students to explore the theme of Silent Chaos.

If you have an interest in design education the Pukeberg Design School is well worth a visit.

GLASSROOM – Pukeberg Sweden Nov 10

Posted in Craft Thoughts, Studio Stuff, Travels by Kate Jones on November 9, 2010

Stephen is off to Sweden for a few days glass making as part if this interesting project info below. Its a heady mix of teams with designers, skilled glass makers working together experimentally.

“Glassroom is a nordic glass project. Our vision is to conform a concerted association for artists and designers and open up a joint hotshop at Pukeberg in 2011. We aim to create a non-traditional movement, which stimulates experiment and development, where craftsmanship serve as a powerful and valued tool. We want to make the glass available for both the creators and the public and strive to be the home of personal, mindblowing glass that leaves room for both reflection and evolution”

for more info see here

fredag 12 november
08-12.30 workshop 3: silent caos
Morgan Persson – studioglasblåsare
Steven Gillies – glasblåsarmästare
Julie Kausland Shirani – elev Kosta Glasskola
Anette Gulbæk – studioglasblåsare
Liselotte Henriksen – formgivare
Wilke Adolfsson – glasblåsarmästare
Lars Hellsten – formgivare/glaskonstnär

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Studio Glass at York Art Gallery

Posted in Craft Thoughts, Travels by Kate Jones on October 16, 2010

Thanks to Helen at York Museums Trust who showed us their collection of early UK studio glass, including works by Pauline Solven, George Elliott and Sam Herman.

So different to studio glass today but still each piece still has a real sense of the excitement of the maker and the a strong sense of integrity within the work. Good to see and handle pieces that are only usually seen in print.

Mountain Trees

Posted in Travels by Kate Jones on October 13, 2010

Love this image, even if I say so myself. The path were were on was even more imposing when looking down, straight down on the tree tops. Stunning sense of scale, even a sense of time and our brief and very mortal existance on this planet was all too obvious.

Very very yellow.

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Rainbow Time

Posted in Travels by Kate Jones on October 1, 2010

Well, another magnificent display by mother nature, light and water. Not a romantic location as I had just left the dentisits office but nevertheless a pretty fine and welcome vision.