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Bramble

October 2, 2018

We just love blackberries and it’s been a good year for these hedgerow gems.

Our third limited edition of 2018 captures the dramatic dark purple colour of this member of the rose family, with a lip wrap emphasising their deep green leaves.

Over 300 species of this dynamic plant sprawl across the land, creating cathedrals of thorny arches, providing a haven for many small mammals and birds.

Folklore suggests passing through the arch of a bramble would cure many ailments, as do tinctures and teas of its leaves, berries and roots. Still, the gathering of hedgerow brambles in the autumn is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon, as is savouring the wine, jam and desserts that follow.

You can order one of our new bowls here

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Crocus Limited Edition Bowl

March 8, 2017

Our first design of 2017 is an explosion of rich colour. ‘Crocus’ is an intense purple bowl with a transparent bright yellow lip. There is a slight hint of green where the two colours meet.

The Crocus flower is all about joy and cheerfulness.

Regardless of the flowers folklore and history, its annual show is always a joy to behold, bringing the landscape alive with intense colour.

Hand blown, hand engraved glass, signed dated and numbered

H11cm ø15cm – Order one of our 75 limited edition bowls online – £260 inc P&P

H15cm ø18cm – order one of the 25 larger bowls – £460 inc P&P

Join our studio mailing list for the news on when the bowl is available to order online.

 

 

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Priceless Antiques Roadshow USA

December 10, 2014

We’ve just heard from a dear friend and collector in America that the ‘Priceless Antiques Roadshow’ featuring the wonderful Christopher Payne and his Gillies Jones bowl has just been broadcast in the USA. Thank you for the heads up Barbara.

Read the transcript  from the Broadcast here :-

Fiona Bruce :-
But for Christopher Payne his first love was taken away so his passion has taken on a modern twist:

Christopher Payne:-
“My first love was glass, English 18 c drinking glasses and I bought a small modest collection, some with chips some without, air twist cotton twist mixed twist, I love them that was in my late teens, and then when I first went to the auction rooms in London I was fascinated by roman glass.
The ancient roman glass, I couldn’t afford it, but as a porter I used to handle it and put the sales out. I absolutely loved it was fascinating stuff  2000 year old pieces of glass.

Sadly I can’t show any of my 18c drinking glasses as they were stolen from my parents house the only thing that was stolen from the whole house was my drinking glasses.
So I suppose their broken now anyway, so for the last 10 years I’ve been trying to collect glass and I’d like to collect modern contemporary glass.

I love what is happening, especially in this country, with modern young people and this a fairly recent purchase.

This bowl here in an ancient looking shape, its got the sort of feel of ancient Persian roman glass probably of the 1st century, and this wonderful of colour and the contrast of these dark blue leaves, made by a young English couple in Rosedale abbey in Yorkshire and they make bowls of this style in different colours and I’d like to collect the whole lot.

I think they are absolutely superb What is so good about it is you’ve got this smooth tactile outside and when you look at the inside, and touch the inside, its very deep, its etched quite deep almost a mm deep so you get another sensation of touch, so you get the visual and the touch, that’s what’s so lovely about well any medium really.”

We can post out to the USA, drop us an email and we can help you with your order.

Gillies Jones Hand Blown Limited Edition Peony Bowl

Blown Glass Peony Bowl – Limited Edition of 75

November 3, 2014

Our next limited edition engraved bowl will be released mid November, made and delivered to you in time for Christmas, featuring the Peony flower and its rich, opulent blooms – we hope it conveys a sense of this beautiful, short-lived flower.

An edition of 75  bowls in Garnet Red with a white lip wrap, each bowl will be signed, dated and numbered. Our limited editions tend to find homes quickly so please sign up to our newsletter to know when the bowl will be available online.

 

Studio Exhibition October – Graal Goblets

October 25, 2011

The Studio Exhibiiton opens to the public on 24th October. (PV 23rd)

‘Graal’ is the Swedish for grail and derives from the mediaeval Latin for ‘gradalis’ meaning bowl or chalice.

Developed in 1916, by the master glassmakers at Orrefors, it is still one of the most technically
challenging of all hot glass techniques.
An overlay is made, cooled, decorated with engraving and sand carving, reheated, picked up on the blowing iron and made into a goblet. We will be making these generously sized white & clear
goblets with new complex patterns.

Below images of the second stage of the process the pick up through to making.

Overlay and embryo making to come soon.

Embryos in the kiln ready for pick up


On the Blowing Iron

Heating in to smooth the textured sand engraving

Marvering the embryo

Air blown into embryo

Stem Foot & Punty added

Almost finished

Into the Lehr to cool overnight.