Gillies Jones

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Making for the Crafted Showcase

March 27, 2013

A tall piece 48cm high… sand carved and wheel cut… it is a challenge. Based on observations of this beautiful, though  ‘exploited landscape’.


Away from the Heat….

March 26, 2013

The engraving cameo work begins in my studio. Currently making a piece for the Crafted Showcase at Somerset House, showing as a member of the class of 2013. It’s a tall form.. and its a challenge.

Mr Gillies sports a Vacheron Constantin Watch

March 22, 2013

Only briefly, yesterday, at the Walpole Crafted event. (Beautiful watches and a welcome sponsor for the Crafted Programme) A great day with excellent speakers. Looking forward to the exhibition at Somerset House, Crafted Showcase which we are currently making for. Thanks to Robin Wood (a fellow mentee) and  for the pic !


Crafted ShowCase

March 20, 2013

Pleased to be showing a new Landscape Piece at this London exhibition at Somerset House. “The inaugural Crafted: Makers of the Exceptional showcase is an important retrospective and celebration of the work of some of Britain’s most talented craftmakers. Sponsored by Vacheron Constantin, one of the world’s oldest and most respected manufacturers of luxury Swiss timepieces, the showcase is free of charge to visit and open to all. Bringing together those who have been supported by Walpole British Luxury through the Crafted mentoring programme, the showcase provides a glimpse into the inner workings of Britain’s finest craft businesses – from knitwear and jewellery to lapidary and glass blowing.”

Details here
Somerset House
The West Wing

Opening times:
Thursday 4th to Saturday 6th April 2013
10am to 6pm

The nearest mainline rail stations:
Charing Cross, Waterloo and Blackfriars


Open to Visitors

March 2, 2013

We are now open to visitors and offer a warm welcome between the hours of:-
10am – 4pm Monday to Saturday
2-4pm Sunday
Until 30th November 2013

When you are in the North York Moors, you are welcome to call into our open studio to see the full range of our work from our beautiful bowls to the individual pieces.

When you make it into the dale, bring your walking boots and head updale and you might catch a glimpse of wildlife. Have a look at the beautiful pic on ‘Our Rosedale‘.
Or visit Dale Head Tea Garden for a proper Yorkshire afternoon tea, with stunning views and very home made fayre. (one of our favorite spots and only 10 mins drive from the studio or a good hours walk)