Gillies Jones

Landscape – Footprint


An Organic Town. The Shape of Barnard Castle

The form and marks in the landscape around Barnard Castle created by human habitation and development. Blown Engraved and wheel cut overly, cameo glass

H12cm Ø32cm

An asymmetrical engraved bowl, celebrating the landscape of Teesdale, engraved and wheel cut with textures that capture this landscape.

The form of this bowl is distorted on the final stages of making, Stephen ‘pushes’ the rim of the hot bowl to create sensual changes in the form which echoes the lie of the land.


Background of this piece

Part of the Landscape 2014 to present Collection

Our recent work has been concerned with interpreting the landscape of the North North Moors. The perfect bowl forms are distorted at the last moment of making, and pushed into soft asymmetrical curves, which echo the lie of the land.

‘The pieces reflect the changing light from vast skies falling upon complex layers of lines, shapes, colour, textures, and explores the beauty found in it’s slow construction, carved and eroded by thousands of years of land management and the harsh northern elements.’

More about the collection
Glassmaking Rosedale 2019
Glassmaking Rosedale 2019