Studio Life – Gillies Jones Blog

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.


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.

Studio Exhibition / New Beginnngs

Posted in Exhibitions, Studio Stuff by Kate Jones on May 27, 2008

Counting down to showing 12 new pieces of sculptural blown glass in the Rosedale studio.

New cutting, more asymetrical forms and flowing surfaces. Its been good to make a group of pieces and make them successively. Its when the work starts to become self referential that is begins to get interesting and new ways of developing each piece become obvious . Each one a development of the last.

Opening Day June 14th 10am – 4pm

through to July 20th 2008 ( usual studio hours apply )

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Contemporary Applied Arts PV.

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

Went down to London on Thursday 24th for the opening of the Glass House Show. Interesting, eclectic group of pieces, good catalogue charting the important history of the Glass House that was once in Covent Garden and the later Islington.

A good night , with many familiar and many of the first faces of British studio glass.

Lunch time was a discussion, which was made a tricky by a hail storm that all but drowned conversation and the evening was very busy.

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New Work

Posted in New Work by Kate Jones on January 18, 2008

Just finished these two small bowls for the V&A Museum Shop.

Quite pleased with them.

Hope to see them in situ next week when we vist the V&A for Collect.
On with some new patterns now. Plan to have a studio show in Spring to show the new work.V&A Bowls

3rd Week in January… Already

Posted in Studio Stuff by Kate Jones on January 14, 2008

Seems a long time since Christmas.

Getting ready for Collect, and thinking about some new pieces.

Officially closed but here working as its the best time of year to be a glass maker !