Gillies Jones is the creative alliance between glass maker Stephen Gillies & artist Kate Jones. They work together to produce small bowls as studio pieces and ambitious one off unique works in blown, overlay, sand carved glass.
The unique works. Aesculus, takes the proportions of the annually abundant horse chestnut seed . The textures and patterns are drawn form elements of the much larger order and arrangement of the natural world.
The ambition of our work is to draw the viewers attention to the beauty , detail and significance of easily overlooked elements of the natural world.
Elements , whose purpose proportions and patterns are governed by a set of reoccurring, indisputable and awe inspiring laws.
These repetitive patterns can be seen when time is taken to stop and look.
Our work also aims to celebrate the unique qualities and beauty of glass as a material , to inspire our creativity as makers and to push our technical skills to the limit. Each individual piece is part of a body of ongoing work, which is conststntly evolving in content , form, colour and pattern.
Born Gillies 1967 West Yorkshire
Jones 1966 Hillingdon
90 - 91 BA Hons 3d Glass Design Wolverhampton University
89 - 90 International Glass Centre West Midlands
87 - 89 BA Hons 3d Glass design Stourbridge College of Art
85 - 89 BA Hons Fine Art Stourbridge College of Art
94 - 95 International Glass Centre West Midlands
2007 Collect Contemporary Applied Arts London
2006 British Glass Biennale Stourbridge
2006 Coburg Glass Prize Germany
2005 21st Century British Glass London
2004 Collect London
2002 Bombay Sapphire Blue Room
2002 9X9 London
2001/03 Home Sweet Home British Council Touring Scandinavia & Australia
2007 Farringdon Collection Trust Oxfordshire
2006 Museum of Modern Glass Rodental Kunstlammlungen der Veste de Coburg Germany
2006 Cowdy Collection Newent England
2006 Bolton Museum & Art Gallery
2005 Broadfield House Glass Museum
2001 Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge
2001 Ebeltoft Glass Museum Denmark