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Sloe Berry Numbered Edition Closes 31st Dec

Sloe Berry Bowl – Numbered Edition Closes 31st December

December 5, 2013

This design is available to order up until 31st December Only.( place your order before Dec13th if you want the piece before Christmas)

After 31st December no more orders will be taken for this design and the numbered edition will close.

Available to order here or telephone the studio on 01751 417550

Planning a visit to Gillies Jones Studio?

December 1, 2013

It’s that time of year, when the weather turns and we are merrily blowing glass through the week. Though we are officially closed, we continue to welcome visitors during this time (it’s best time of the year to be glass makers) just drop us an email or give us a call in advance of your arrival 01751 417550, as just sometimes, the weather in Rosedale can be a tad inclement and best to call to ensure we are accessible. Any queries, don’t hesitate.

The Value of Skills…

April 26, 2013

Just sent some words to the CGS. Been asked to talk about the ‘value’ of skill and as ever I am in danger of becoming just a bit of a bore on the subject of it’s value to us as glass makers and its imperative role in the making of our work.

Good to reflect on the issue and remember the fact that the Arts Council, has to date, supported two studio events in support of skill… entitled ” Steal With your eyes”.

In 1998 Tobias Mohl and 2003 Janusz Pozniak came to Rosedale to demonstrate their skills (from the Venetian tradition) to an audience of British studio glass makers and students. Steal with your eyes, refers to the ‘old way’ of learning how to blow glass… when secrets and skills were protected… then the only way to learn was to watch and then practice.

Nowadays there are many opportunities to learn skills directly from makers from different making traditions, in one of the many centres of excellence in the USA and in the UK at Northlands Creative Glass.

Steal with your eyes… in this case by invitation  !