Stephen Gillies & 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
1985–89 BA Hons Fine Art Stourbridge College of Art
1993-94 International Glass Centre West Midlands
Education - Gillies
1989-91 Stourbridge College of Art 3d Glass Design
Graduated Ba Hons 3d Glass Design Wolverhampton University
2008 Collect Contemporary Applied Arts London
2007 Collect Contemporary Applied Arts London
2006 British Glass Biennale Stourbridge
2006 Cobourg Glass Prize Germany
2005 21st Century British Glass London
2004 Blackwell House Cumbria
Ebeltoft Glass Museum Denmark
Farringdon Collection Trust Oxfordshire UK
Museum of Modern Glass Rodental Coburg Germany
Cowdy Collection Newent England UK
Bolton Museum & Art Gallery England UK
Broadfield House Glass Museum England UK
Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge England UK
Northlands Creative Glass, Lybster Scotland Uk
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
- CAA Exhibitions