Gillies - Jones


Gillies Jones is a partnership between glassmaker and artist.
Our work is the synthesis of technical precision and creativity. It is the product of over 20 years dedication to skill and the search for creative expression.
All our work is vessel based. The ‘Aesculus’ is a representation of the husk of the annually abundant horse chestnut seed.
The core and recurrent theme is the connection between patterns of the natural world. The ability to overlook this connection is easy and observation of the beauty in the small and its place in the larger pattern in life is what the Aesculus represents.
The technique of each piece in overlay blown glass creates layers, which are ultimately eroded to reveal the ‘patterns’. This challenging technical process makes a complex piece, which uses the inherent qualities of glass to the full.
Stephen Gillies is an accomplished glassmaker. For him, hot glass is about the physical act of making. It is demanding, difficult, strenuous and a lifetime’s work in order to achieve the highest technical standards.
Kate Jones is an artist, whose observations of small components of the natural world has been the source of her art for many years, through drawing and print making to glass. She is driven to communicate a passionate interest in the world around us, and how, as individuals we are also part of ‘larger patterns’ of life.
A love of the qualities of the material, its endless creative possibilities and our different skill sets are what keeps our partnership strong, focused and creative and enables us to continually develop and refine all aspects of our work.

Born Gillies 1967 West Yorkshire
         Jones 1966 Hillingdon 

Education Gillies
1990-1991 BA Hons 3D Glass Design Wolverhampton University
1989-1990 International Glass Centre West Midlands
1987-1989 BA Hons 3D Glass design Stourbridge College of Art

Education Jones
1985-1989 BA Hons Fine Art Stourbridge College of Art
1994–1995 International Glass Centre West Midlands

Selected Exhibitions
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
2001-2003 Home Sweet Home British Council Touring Scandinavia & Australia

Public Collections
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
2004 V&A
2001 Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge
2001 Ebeltoft Glass Museum Denmark

 

 

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