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.

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Friday Night Sunset

Posted in Rosedale the locale by Kate Jones on September 13, 2011

Just amazing, pleased it was warm enough to sit outside and appreciate it.

Graffiti – Rural Yorkshire Style

Posted in Rosedale the locale by Kate Jones on August 26, 2011

Hmmmmm counting down the days till school starts again, and not just me by the looks !

Bring on the First Frosts !

Posted in Rosedale the locale by Kate Jones on August 21, 2011

A Sunday morning walk gives cause for optimism for next years Sloe Gin, looks like a bumper year.

Rosedale Show 2011

Posted in Rosedale the locale by Kate Jones on August 21, 2011

Good weather added to a great day out.

All Roads lead to Rosedale !

Posted in Rosedale the locale by Kate Jones on August 17, 2011

Well most of the roads cut through the beautiful spectacle with is a heather moor. Stunning colours and light on the road from Hutton to Rosedale.

let it snow ………..

Posted in Rosedale the locale by Kate Jones on January 5, 2010

Pics of a New Years Day walk and images  of the studio showing just how beautiful and  cold it is. I know this is turning into a weather blog again, but still the novelty of walking out to enjoy proper weather, stunning contrasts in light &  landscape, making good food and keeping warm by an open fire….. well its a feast for the eyes and soul.

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Scarborough

Posted in Rosedale the locale by Kate Jones on June 30, 2008

A trip to Scarbrough on Saturday to play the penny waterfalls with the kids (now 2p waterfalls ) revealed a uniquely Yorkshire spelling.

Can’t spell for toffee myself , so loved this !