Studio Life – Gillies Jones Blog

New Furnace

Posted in Studio Stuff by Kate Jones on November 11, 2008

Well, its mid November and we are inching our way towards the new furnace.

The first furnace made 14 years work possible, and we hope that the new furnace will see us through the next 14 years!

Looking forward to some serious glass making during the worst of the winter weather.

Big thanks to John ( Mark, Paul ) from Sheffield.


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Northlands Glass

Posted in Travels by Kate Jones on September 13, 2008

Made the pilgrimage to The Northlands Glass Conference this year.

The location at Lybster on the NE coast, nearly at the very top of Scotland dictates a long journey which requires a big effort to arrange and make the time to visit.

This somehow makes for a relatively small group of very keen interesting visitors. What pulls people in are the great speakers, good company and interesting conversations over dinner. Northlands really is a special place in many ways. It brings together a community of artists, skilled glass makers, academics, curators, writers and collectors, from both sides of the pond and throws everybody into the mix . Highly stimulating debates, great examinations on topics outside glass and from the great and good of glass which all feed back into new thinking and awareness of what we all do. Looking forward to next year already.

Really cannot recommend this conference enough.

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Period Living

Posted in Studio Stuff by Kate Jones on July 15, 2008

Behind the Craft.

Got a very nice piece in this months magazine.

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Posted in Travels by Kate Jones on June 4, 2008

Just returned from 6 wonderful, sunshine filled days in Denmark. 30’c on Sunday and swimming in the sea we were, unbelievable and glorious.

Visited the new Ebeltoft Glass Museum and many glass making friends whose hospitality was as ever, generous. Thank you.

Good to see the new extension to the museum and the current shows ( see link )

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Margo Selby Gallery

Posted in Uncategorized by Kate Jones on May 22, 2008

Margo is a textile deigner who has her own shop and studio gallery in Bloomsbury London.

We have some of our small bowls on show as part of the latest exhibition entitiled ‘Flora’ which runs from 29th may – 30th August. Look for the link.

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Xavier Le Normand

Posted in Studio Stuff by Kate Jones on May 19, 2008

Xavier came to visit last week and we had a great few days in Rosedale, enjoying his company and talking shop before he returned to Paris. Xavier is the current assistant to Philip Baldwin and Monica Guggisberg, who are the people we were apprentice to many moons ago.

The image also shows Anona who is our current assistant.

CAA Focus

Posted in Exhibitions, New Work by Kate Jones on April 27, 2008

Heres a pic of the 3 pieces we finished for the focus at Contemporary Applied Arts. Black, White and Clear Aesculus. I am pleased with the way, the pieces are moving, its good to be making new work again and developing ideas, forms and surfaces. Always good to see pieces well displayed, lit and in another context away from the studio to make sure they really work individually and together . I am really happy with these three and looking forward to making new pieces.

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British Glass Biennale 08

Posted in Exhibitions by Kate Jones on April 21, 2008

Pleased to say two Aesculus have been selected to show, one shown below.

The show opens 22nd July 28th September 2008. This is the third Biennale and if you like glass… its a good event. A snap shot of what is happening on these shores at this moment in time and a catalogue to keep. There’s a link in associates to the Biennale site.

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