12 October – 31 December 2004
Closed 24th 25th 26th December
This exhibition will include a specially selected group of works by some of Europe’s finest leading contemporary glass makers. Gillies Jones will be showing a selection of Aesculus unique works and production pieces made specifically for Blackwell.
Blackwell is one of England’s most important surviving houses from the
turn of the 20th century. Designed by M. H. Baillie Scott between 1897 and 1900, it is a superb example of Arts and Crafts movement architecture.
It occupies a stunning position overlooking Windermere in the English Lake District and has recently been restored and opened to the public as a gallery for craft and applied arts.
Blackwell contains a wide range of both art and craft. Items on display vary from the 17th century to contemporary work, but each relates to the ideals of the Arts and Crafts Movement and all enhance the architecture and the overall enjoyment of being in the house.