Exploring and telling stories. Celebrating colour, pattern, light and the beauty of the small.
|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.
|Posted by cmgaylard on December 5, 2017 at 3:30 PM|
I'm still unpacking and sorting from two hectic and inspiring weekends at Blackthorpe Barn - showing work for the first time in a new space - which happens to be medieval - is something of a challenge. I met some very skilled and talented makers and will be looking forward to staying in touch.
|Posted by cmgaylard on November 27, 2017 at 6:30 PM|
|Posted by cmgaylard on November 26, 2017 at 2:15 PM|
The sun was shining very brightly when I took this photo and I was in a rush - but these 'Selkie' colours are based on deep, cold waters and waving seaplants from our visit to the far north of Scotland earlier this year. I was raised in Scotland - albeit as a sassenach, so every visit is medicinal. A Selkie is a seal-person that can present as human on shedding its skin, usually for love, but will return to ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on November 25, 2017 at 2:05 PM|
My first day at Blackthorpe Barn's 'Best of British Crafts' today, a clear day with frost everywhere. The drive across country with the sun coming up was stunning, the medieval barn - filled with amazing things and not as cold as it might have been. The group above came from the plate below, found in the London sewers - by the simplicity and beauty of the object and the phra...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on November 23, 2017 at 5:15 AM|
We have had a series of amazing days of blue and turquoise skies, green and amber autumn leaves and bright, jewel-like berries.
|Posted by cmgaylard on November 17, 2017 at 2:30 PM|
A comprehensive list of where to find my glass this winter, I'm at the torch doing beautiful new work which will be filtering through:
At the Suffolk Craft Society exhibition at the Suffolk Foodhall until December 17th.
At Great Walsingham Gallery & Framing from November 18th.
At Blackthorpe Barn Best of British Crafts 25th&am...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on November 11, 2017 at 6:50 PM|