Stephen Gillies and Kate Jones
The foundation of our work is process, it’s about crafting glass well, making fine beautiful work and expanding our experience and the function of vessel as more than a physical container. Our vessels are containers for our ideas they communicate our thoughts and interests within our technical path.
Material and process, the challenge of making hot glass, control of this material from liquid through to solid form is Stephen Gillies life’s work.
Kate Jones has moved through paint to printmaking to glass. The essence of her work is a constant throughout each medium, its about the act of stopping to look and observe details. Taking time to observe the small reveals the enormous potential, connections, patterns, symmetry, and the sacred in nature and our undeniable connection to it.
As Mario Gaciomelli said, “in nature I am reflected” Glass is the medium of reflection and light, literally and metaphorically, it is at once fragile and strong, transparent and opaque, visible and invisible and unlike any other material it is animated by light. We hope each piece evokes a sense of beauty, the viewer takes time to observe the detail of each piece, the fine craftsmanship and then beyond to wonder at the layers of meaning in our work.
Stephen Gillies and Kate Jones 2009
Kate Jones was born in Middlesex 1966.
Stephen Gillies was born in Halifax 1967.
Education - Jones
1985 – 1989 BA Hons Fine Art Stourbridge College of Art
1993 - 1994 International Glass Centre West Midlands
Education - Gillies
1989 - 1991 Stourbridge College of Art 3d Glass Design
Graduated Ba Hons 3d Glass Design Wolverhampton University
2009 St Joseph Gallery Netherlands
Colour Vision, Scottish Gallery Edinburgh
The Contemporary Gallery, Ryedale Folk Museum Nth Yks
Bonhams Modern & Contemporary Glass, invited artist.
Contemporary Applied Arts London Focus
Scottish Gallery Focus Show Edinburgh
2008 Collect Contemporary Applied Arts London
British Glass Biennale Stourbridge
2007 Collect Contemporary Applied Arts London
2006 British Glass Biennale Stourbridge
Cobourg Glass Prize Germany
2005 21st Century British Glass London
2004 Blackwell House Cumbria
Farringdon Collection Trust Oxfordshire
Museum of Modern Glass Rodental Germany
Bolton Museum & Art Gallery
Broadfield House Glass Museum
Cowdy Collection Newent England
Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge
Ebeltoft Glass Museum Denmark
Dan Klein & Alan J Poole ( Private Collection )
Northlands Creative Glass Scotland
Cannon Hall Museum
2007 Jones Visiting Lecturer RCA
2006 Jones British Council Lecture Tour Bangalore & Delhi India
2002 Jones Masterclass Leader Contemporary Glass Society Dartington
2002 Jones British Council Lecture Tour Australia. Home Sweet Home
2001 Jones Creative Exchange. Lecture for Crafts Council London
2001 Gillies Northlands Creative Glass TA Alison Wilding
2000 Gillies Northlands Creative Glass
1999 Gillies Northlands Creative Glass
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