Studio Life – Gillies Jones Blog

Studio Exhibition October – Graal Goblets

Posted in Craft Thoughts, Exhibitions, Studio Stuff by Kate Jones on October 5, 2011

The Studio Exhibiiton opens to the public on 24th October. (PV 23rd)

‘Graal’ is the Swedish for grail and derives from the mediaeval Latin for ‘gradalis’ meaning bowl or chalice.

Developed in 1916, by the master glassmakers at Orrefors, it is still one of the most technically
challenging of all hot glass techniques.
An overlay is made, cooled, decorated with engraving and sand carving, reheated, picked up on the blowing iron and made into a goblet. We will be making these generously sized white & clear
goblets with new complex patterns.

Below images of the second stage of the process the pick up through to making.

Overlay and embryo making to come soon.

 

Embryos in the kiln ready for pick up


On the Blowing Iron

Heating in to smooth the textured sand engraving

Marvering the embryo

Air blown into embryo

Stem Foot & Punty added

Almost finished

Into the Lehr to cool overnight.

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

E-mail reservations@thepheasanthotel.com
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

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.

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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Christmas Exhibitions

Posted in Exhibitions by Kate Jones on November 23, 2010

Our beautiful bowls will be travelling out from Rosedale to the following  exhibitions.

Click on the name to follow the link to each galleries site.

The Blue Coat Display Centre LIVERPOOL

The Harley Gallery NOTTS

The Black Swan FROME

Christmas Crackers  SHEFFIELD

The Biscuit Factory NEWCASTLE

Leeds Craft & Design Centre LEEDS

Inspires Gallery OXFORD

Effervescence V SUSSEX

Cambridge Contemporary Art CAMBRIDGE

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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 www.glassroom.se/

info@glassroom.se

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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