Exploring and telling stories. Celebrating colour, pattern, light and the beauty of the small.
|Posted by cmgaylard on July 11, 2017 at 10:50 AM|
Some of the wheat is already in, some still fairly green, so the landscape keeps changing.
|Posted by cmgaylard on July 10, 2017 at 9:05 AM|
A family wedding in Wales near Cardiff, the bride's painting of a lighthouse and my glass figures made for the top of a red&white 'Lighthouse' wedding cake which made the journey with us. My first visit to Wales - and after the relief of depositing the cake in its appropriate parts - what a lovely way to do it!
|Posted by cmgaylard on July 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM|
Three of us are just back from two days spent mostly driving in order to see Mathew Bourne's 'Red Shoes' on the last leg of its debut tour - in the lovely old Empire in Liverpool. We are still processing - it was a whirlwind, heart-wrenching, comedic, artistic love-letter to ballet of the first half of the last century. My dear, late, dad would have LOVED it, we did.
|Posted by cmgaylard on June 30, 2017 at 12:50 PM|
...and I become aware when I export my photos to a larger format (my website or Facebook page) it looks as though I have just been digging for it. I have usually just finished cleaning my glass (not my hands) and take a one-handed photo on my mobile phone.
|Posted by cmgaylard on June 26, 2017 at 4:35 PM|
It's been a thorough pleasure as usual - thank you to explorers, artists, crafters and customers. Now I'm working towards the Suffolk Craft Society Summer Exhibition (15th July - 18th August) - it's always good to have an excuse to go to Aldeburgh.....
|Posted by cmgaylard on June 21, 2017 at 8:05 AM|
In need of rescue every day at the moment, usually a variety of overheated bees, today a tiny dragonfly.
|Posted by cmgaylard on June 20, 2017 at 6:55 PM|
Play - some of the demonstration pieces I did for the students.....
|Posted by cmgaylard on June 16, 2017 at 4:15 PM|
Finding my studio once in Yew Tree Court has been a thing- as you leave the main road, look left and you will see these barns on your far left. Follow the drive left and you will end up between my studio and the main road. Good Luck!
|Posted by cmgaylard on June 16, 2017 at 11:20 AM|
Four artists from our 'Art Around Framlingham Trail' opened our studios to groups of secondary school students yesterday. It's the age group I used to teach and rather miss - when enthusiasm or inspiration takes hold it's a blast.
|Posted by cmgaylard on June 16, 2017 at 11:05 AM|
These are hot days to sit at a torch, next to a kiln..... we are calling it suffering for art. Some lovely long stringers from a confident hand in a starter class.
|Posted by cmgaylard on June 16, 2017 at 9:55 AM|
I didn't know what this was but Folks on Facebook tell me: Tragopogon pratensis aka Goats beard or Jack-go-to-bed-at-noon. I will probably settle for Goatsbeard and feel quite clever that I got it home in one piece, I'm seeing stars.
|Posted by cmgaylard on June 8, 2017 at 2:30 PM|
I've taught two starter workshops in the last Open Studio week (amongst other things) and enjoyed them very much. I have a strong preference for teaching flamework one-to-one because it requires so much focus. I also really enjoy how different characters and approaches yield such personal work from the outset. Thanks to Gayle for this photo of her glass.
|Posted by cmgaylard on June 1, 2017 at 5:55 PM|
Family jokes usually have obscure origins. When asked what I want, I frequently (& possibly annoyingly?) say: 'The head of John the Baptist on a silver platter'. So a daughter made me one for my birthday and here he is - a wonderful, work in progress - now what shall I ask for?
|Posted by cmgaylard on June 1, 2017 at 5:55 PM|
I'm mesmerised by this 'Shoreline' ring which manages to be both too small AND too large for me.....
|Posted by cmgaylard on June 1, 2017 at 5:10 PM|
Some people recoil when they notice the skulls in my vanitas/ghost king jewellery - not the lady who was drawn into the gallery in Aldeburgh by my ink & watercolour sketch. Before I could explain, she told me that she recognised 'A Warning to the Curious', that it was her favourite ghost story, and that she had brought it to read while in Aldeburgh - it is set in Aldeburgh thinly disguised as 'Seabu...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on May 31, 2017 at 7:25 AM|
You can find full details of our trail on the SOS website, Lorette, Jayne, Robin and I are open all four weekends 11am-5pm.
|Posted by cmgaylard on May 24, 2017 at 9:30 AM|
I shall miss the route to work....
|Posted by cmgaylard on May 22, 2017 at 1:05 PM|
|Posted by cmgaylard on May 22, 2017 at 12:50 PM|
The weather is on our side again - I'm at Aldeburgh Gallery until the end of Wednesday 18th May - fabulous fish&chip shops on either side and the seafront through an arch on the other side of the road.