Exploring and telling stories. Celebrating colour, pattern, light and the beauty of the small.
|Posted by cmgaylard on February 20, 2018 at 6:35 PM|
Last December I met silversmith Gabriella Lane at Blackthorpe Barn, I was fascinated by her craftsmanship and distinctive personal style. So I was delighted to find that she used one of my vessels in on of her commissions. Amongst other things she creates remarkable boxes of artefacts that have been designed to capture the recipient's life & interests. http://gabriellalane.com/commissions.php
|Posted by cmgaylard on February 18, 2018 at 6:35 PM|
Friend and talented printmaker/teacher Annette Rolston ran her second 'Print in Action' day at Designer Markers 21 in Diss last weekend, taster print sessions and an exhibition of print across the road at the Corn Hall. We were able to do drypoint and linocut with experienced printmakers Mario Gonzales and Zelda Eady. Our youngest enjoyed the fact we worked with 'Mario' and 'Zelda' from a Nintendo POV. Well worth looking out for the next event.
|Posted by cmgaylard on February 14, 2018 at 1:05 PM|
We went to see The Russia Season in Norwich on its last day -I found there is such a thing as too much Faberge, nice contrast with 'Radical Russia' exhibits though. It was the small (Oceanic?) figure from the permanent collection that stole my heart, in what I took to be a relateable attitude of being overwhelmed....
|Posted by cmgaylard on February 8, 2018 at 7:30 AM|
Over the creative block and at the happy stage where I don't want to put the tools down.
|Posted by cmgaylard on February 1, 2018 at 6:55 PM|
Some of the artist/makers exhibiting at 'A Winter's Exhibition' Saturday 24th-Sunday 25th Feb 2018 at Great Glemham Village Hall, Low Rd, IP17 2DH. 10am - 5pm.
|Posted by cmgaylard on January 28, 2018 at 3:30 PM|
It's early days but we are making plans - The Quay Gallery at Snape Maltings, May 3rd-9th 2018; 'Glass, Print and Ceramics'.
|Posted by cmgaylard on January 26, 2018 at 12:45 PM|
These really take me back to the Scottish coast - there was an amber/ochre quality to the algae and the water was a cold, clear colour somewhere beautiful between green and blue.
|Posted by cmgaylard on January 25, 2018 at 1:45 PM|
After a week working with of bright colours I find I have unfinished business with inspiration, images and sketching found objects from the northern Scottish coast of last summer for my 'Selkie' glass.
|Posted by cmgaylard on January 22, 2018 at 1:55 PM|
Getting back to the drawing board and torch after the heightener of a 'New Year' seems a solid example of 'Boundary Effect' - a name given to the forgetfulness that occurs when crossing a threshold. The most effective response seems to be to experiment and play, making a certain sacrifice of time and materials. So it's buttons for now.
|Posted by cmgaylard on January 14, 2018 at 11:55 AM|
It's not a colour that speaks to me very often, but I do enjoy these.
|Posted by cmgaylard on January 11, 2018 at 11:35 AM|
|Posted by cmgaylard on January 4, 2018 at 9:20 AM|
Most of my recent work has been eaten. My significant moment was getting a complete cake out of a new tin - after only managing (highly-edible) rubble. This weekend is about a household return to school, universities and work. Me to my torch.
|Posted by cmgaylard on January 2, 2018 at 8:45 AM|
All the best for 2018! A lot of cooking and baking for a series of feasts/guests here - lovely to be able to hand on jobs to offspring and have them done better than I might myself - see above.
|Posted by cmgaylard on December 20, 2017 at 8:30 AM|
Some winter glass - I don't know where it came from (imaginatively speaking) but since we are heading for Christmas I might say it makes me think of frost and hard-boiled sweets.
|Posted by cmgaylard on December 17, 2017 at 5:25 AM|
My 'Urban Fairy Ring' is looking seasonal.
|Posted by cmgaylard on December 14, 2017 at 6:40 PM|
These earrings are made one at a time, in the flame, directly onto a surgical steel post. As I put the first in the kiln I have to approximate the second in size and detail from memory - an engaging challenge with variable results...
|Posted by cmgaylard on December 13, 2017 at 8:30 AM|
At Aldeburgh Gallery until January 8th 2018, a lovely exhibition - I just added two cases of recent work. Yesterday the roads and fields were blanketed with snow and ice - today it all gone, it felt like a mirage.
|Posted by cmgaylard on December 11, 2017 at 6:45 PM|
I enjoyed meeting the folks that braved the weather to get to my studio - it WAS good to be at the torch and next to a kiln. Then of course there was this from my window, a ten minute convoy of tractors driven by Santas...
|Posted by cmgaylard on December 7, 2017 at 8:00 AM|
My doors will be open from 11am - 5pm for visitors and demonstrations - I think that having the glass is only half the experience, the making needs to be seen. Directions here.