Studio Life – Gillies Jones Blog

The Pheasant Harome / Talk on 22nd September

Posted in Rosedale the locale, Studio Stuff by Kate Jones on September 9, 2011

Thursday 22 September 2011
‘The Glass Age’ Presentation by Kate Jones of  Gillies Jones with Lunch, from 11.30am.

Kate Jones of the acclaimed Gillies Jones Glass, whose pieces are now displayed in numerous museums including the V&A , explores the beauty and creativity of blown glass. With an eye to the history of this industry which has paid a part in the history of Rosedale for the past 400 years, initially illegally(!),
Kate will explain the basic glass-making process and its uses, both utilitarian and decorative.
£30 per person, including arrival drink, two-course lunch and coffee.

Book directly through the Pheasant Hotel

Telephone 01439 771241

For More details look Here under Events for the PDF.

Recent Review of the Pheasant in the Guardian HERE

Ryedale Artfest 2011

Posted in Rosedale the locale, Studio Stuff by Kate Jones on September 4, 2011

Ryedale ArtFest is an exciting new showcase for Ryedale’s artistic talent. A host of artists, craftsmen, galleries and studios will be holding exhibitions and displays across the district during September and October 2011. Exhibitions will feature new work, on show and for sale in participating galleries and in the artists’ own studios.

You can visit our studio as part of this event.

For more info follow this link

Calla Lillies in Flower Bomb

Posted in Studio Stuff by Kate Jones on August 24, 2011

Flower Bomb Vase, always good to find new ways to display flowers in these vases. These were flowers whose stems had failed, so they were no longer suitable for the tall Root Vases, but perfect for and still beautiful in a flower bomb.

Tempted to ask for images of what you put in yours?

Travelers Return

Posted in Studio Stuff by Kate Jones on August 17, 2011

Two Ubiquitous Bowls Come Home !

These two have been on loan in Australia since 2002. Very pleased to welcome them home. Reminiscent of the piece we have in the Fitzwilliam permanent collection from about the same time, that piece too is all about ‘Beauty’ than function.

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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Joze London

Posted in Exhibitions, Studio Stuff by Kate Jones on May 27, 2011

An eclectic exhibition in a beautiful new space. Link here to find out where and learn more. 

Showing The Aesculus Trinity pieces, and other works. Couple of snaps below and one of Mr Coates Totem

Last nights PV was packed

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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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Craft Matters

Posted in Craft Thoughts, Studio Stuff by Kate Jones on January 8, 2011

Find some inspiring quotes here from Craft Champions about the value of craft and hosted by the Crafts Council.

This is taken f rom the Craft Matters web site. I particularly like what Grayson Perry had to say…. but I would !

Follow the link sand see what else the great and good have to say and how you can participate in Craft Matters by signing up to say why craft matters to you.

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International Service / Human Rights Awards

Posted in Studio Stuff by Kate Jones on November 29, 2010

Busy making the awards for this annual event, which will be taking place at York Minster in December.

International Service… have a look here

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The Great Northern Contemporary Craft fair

Posted in Exhibitions by Kate Jones on October 26, 2010

Visited the show on the opening night which was very well attended. Could have spent a small fortune on much of the work. Congrats to the organisers.

Have a look at the site here

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