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Spring Rituals – Exhibition Catalogue

March 27, 2018

Thank you to everyone who came over to Rosedale for our Private View of Spring Rituals.

Decorated eggs have long been a potent cross-cultural symbol of new beginnings and springs return.

This new collection of pieces are principally inspired by the eggs of the now extinct Elephant Bird.

These works explore the patterns made by the reassembly of these fossilised giant eggs.

The fragmented patterns are universal in their structure, like cracked dry earth and the breaking ice sheets.

The form of the egg and these patterns remind us of the eggs function as a protector of new life and its inherent fragility.

You can see the online exhibition catalogue here and read the full statement about the work. If you have any enquiries, please do not hesitate.

 

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New ‘Pushed’ Landscape Studies

October 7, 2014

From October 20th – Nov 30th 2014

Our new bowl forms, in cameo, wheel cut and sand blasted glass have been pushed in the final stages of the blowing process distorting the rim of the bowl, creating sensual curves, evoking the gentle undulations and lie of the land in the North York Moors.

This, our first series of new ‘pushed’ bowl forms, will be smaller in scale and range from a minimum of H15cm -ø 20cm in both opaque and transparent colour combinations.


The Crystal Makers – Stourbridge

May 31, 2014

Stephen made a pilgrimage to Stourbridge yesterday to see the glass cutter Richard Lamming and visit Broadfield House Glass Museum. The museum is a real gem.

Good to see our two pieces in the museum including a bowl specifically purchased for the cameo collection.

Fantastic black and white film below on view at the museum. There are some gems in this film which are as pertinent now for glassmakers as when the movie was made.

The film resonates particularly well with us as the first glass makers of Rosedale were Huguenots and we both studied glass making in Stourbridge, “glass making is a way of life,  It gets in your blood”.

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The Cuckoo Flower Limited Edition Bowl

May 15, 2014

Cuckoo Flower Bowl
Limited Edition of 50 Bowls
Made to order in a colour of your choice, this bowl features the spring cuckoo flower, so named because it flowers as the cuckoo calls.
It’s a delicate pinky-white-to-lilac flower, now abundant in Rosedale as the verges, now designated wildlife corridors by the North York Moors National Park, are left uncut.
The variety of wild flowers is increasing each year and they’re becoming easier to spot in the wild verges. 

All the wild flowers are exquisite and delicate, an essence we hope this bowl captures.

To order a bowl give us a call on 01751 417550 or email studio@gilliesjonesglass.co.uk
£195 plus P&P £15
H11cm ø15cm

 

FT How to Spend it arts special

FT How to Spend it arts special edition

February 15, 2014

Nice to see one of our one off pieces “Landscape Study” Green over Gold on the ‘eclectibles’ page. This is one of the new series of works exploring the beautiful landscape in which we live and work within, The North Yorks Moors National Park.

‘Our new works observe and reflect the evident structure of the landscape of the North York Moors. The pieces reflect the complex layers of lines, shapes, colour and textures found there,however, the work explores the idea that its beauty is to be found in its slow construction, carved and eroded by thousands of years of land management and the harsh northern elements.’

This place is always stunningly beautiful,  the changing light on the land is always a feast for the eyes and the soul and a constant source of inspiration for our work with glass.