Exploring and telling stories. Celebrating colour, pattern, light and the beauty of the small.
|Posted by cmgaylard on September 12, 2019 at 7:20 AM|
Guinevere Glasfurd has written a significant and apropos, second novel centered around climate change and political upheaval - in 1815. I'm very, very excited about reading it - and very quick to claim an acquaintance. Published by Two Roads Books.
|Posted by cmgaylard on September 12, 2019 at 7:15 AM|
An elemental walk in the fields last night, moon rising on the left and sun setting on the right. Framlingham water tower in the evening giving me The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: (doesn't happen very often) ‘Lo the Hunter of the East has caught ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on September 12, 2019 at 7:10 AM|
I've been completing summer commissions and trying to get some semblance of order back to my chaotic desk and studio, ongoing. I'm stealing time between teaching and accounts to do more with this as I had to down tools for an exhibition as soon as I was in the flow.
|Posted by cmgaylard on September 7, 2019 at 7:45 AM|
I like it best in the late summer to early autumn where you can start adding berries and seed pods into the mix. I like the flavour of a traditional Dutch floral painting, Rachel Ruysch for choice.
|Posted by cmgaylard on September 4, 2019 at 6:55 PM|
It’s been a summer of (amongst other things) three exhibitions, five Open Studio weekends, teaching workshops, completing a complex commission with twenty-four elements, plus significant exams for all three offspring from GCSEs to finals. All completed in a highly satisfactory manner and to some heady measure of relief. THIS was my kind of glass on the weekend. ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on September 4, 2019 at 6:45 PM|
Went to the National Portrait Gallery for the BP Awards, an intense, tight, much smaller exhibition this year with a noticeable emphasis on skills and diversity - I thought. Li...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on September 4, 2019 at 6:35 PM|
A house FULL with only a day between exhibition-ending and a weekend of guests, I reckon this 'Bark' was worthy of mention for its singular beauty as well as the utter ease of making. Greek yoghurt, honey and whatever lovely things you want to throw on top of them and freeze.
|Posted by cmgaylard on August 29, 2019 at 6:35 PM|
The Pond Gallery, lovely light. My Wave totem next to ceramics by Susie Bruce.
|Posted by cmgaylard on August 25, 2019 at 4:20 PM|
Along with fellow exhibitor Susie Bruce's ceramics. The Pond Gallery until Weds 28th August.
|Posted by cmgaylard on August 25, 2019 at 4:15 PM|
|Posted by cmgaylard on August 25, 2019 at 4:05 PM|
Two views of the Pond Gallery, alongside the work of artists and fellow SCS Makers Annabel Ridley, Susie Bruce and Kate Reynolds. Open to the end of Weds 28th August.
|Posted by cmgaylard on August 25, 2019 at 3:55 PM|
Snapped while setting up on Thursday, it was so hot we had the doors propped open and consequently I sold work before the exhibition opened. My Kaleidoscope glass and our view from the Gallery window at Snape Maltings. I'm looking out at Henry...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on August 21, 2019 at 5:50 AM|
The other glass story for the upcoming exhibition at The Pond Gallery, Snape Maltings is a vibrant one.
|Posted by cmgaylard on August 21, 2019 at 5:45 AM|
A reminder that you can find some of my 'Sunglitter' and 'Telling the Bees' glass at The Peter Pears Gallery until 26th August 2019. I took this photo at the outset of the exhibition in June so some items are no longer available.
|Posted by cmgaylard on August 21, 2019 at 5:25 AM|
I've been at the workbench and a drawback of this otherwise fairly s...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on August 7, 2019 at 3:50 PM|
Working glass directly in a flame is one of the most absorbing and direct methods of engaging with the medium - and how else to get such a complete vision of arrested motion?
|Posted by cmgaylard on August 5, 2019 at 6:30 PM|
I'm working towards exhibiting with fellow Suffolk Craft Society Makers Annabel Ridley and Susan Bruce.