Gillies Jones

: Recent posts

Collect 2009

May 17, 2009

Stephen and I visited the show on Friday. Beautiful space, good lighting and a good selection of work.

Some excellent glass on show with Vessel and the Australian galleries.

The Saatchi gallery is a wonderful space and I hope the Crafts Council continue Collect in this venue. Collect is an important event for artist makers and we look forward to the future.

It was a pleasure to have the space to enjoy viewing the full range of work in ehibition. The feeling in the halls was the event was attracting a new audience to see the work and that just has to be good for all of us.

Blossom 1blossom 2

Apples to come

May 13, 2009

Just beautiful. Stunning day. Hope the frost stays away. The sky on the images is as it was, no photoshop, just as the lens saw it and as we know there is a great deal if sky in Yorkshire.

caa 5caa 4

Contemporary Applied Arts / New Work

Five new pieces on exhibition. Five with a similar colour theme but each an individual.


…came across a lecture by Jeremy Rifkin … he talked about us as the last of the oil people, before us it was the coal people, and before it was the grain people, each development in our civilization has been driven by a specific fuel… but… civilization as we know it now was started when a container, a vessel was created as a means to preserve, transport and trade the fuel ( grain ), so I would argue for theĀ  significance of the vessel, as still much more than ‘just’ a container.

Vessels are ubiquitous as Mark L Johnson says..” We automatically learn the meaning and logic of containment, since hundreds of times daily we interact with various types of containers – cups, boxes , clothes , rooms , our bodies etc. as bounded spaces .”

Hmmm… “bounded spaces” We are bounding spaces by continuing to make vessels. It begs a whole other set of questions.