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|Posted by cmgaylard on June 3, 2023 at 6:15 PM|
This May, a rhaphsody in green. the long, late spring continuing so we have multiple stages of leaf, blossom and bloom and sudden abundance everywhere. Setting my studio to rights (Suffolk Open Studios this month and I'm open 17th & 18th June 11am-4pm) after a very happy and busy stint solo at The Quay. Having scrambled to fill the gallery at under a week's notice, then stewarded f...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on May 8, 2023 at 1:45 PM|
|Posted by cmgaylard on May 2, 2023 at 1:50 PM|
Wednesday is my final day at this lovely gallery, what began as a mad scramble and some mild panic about filling the gallery effectively and coherently (due to my co-exhibitor having to drop out a few days before the exhibition) shifted into an incredibly happy and positive time. I've been working on drypoint etchings since last year so the walls were catered for and of course the...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on April 3, 2023 at 8:45 AM|
Changes! Annette has dropped out of our annual joint show due to unforeseen circumstances. So it’s all me at The Quay - with my beautiful #glass and a wider collection of the sketching, painting and etching I create to explore and illuminate my work. I will be aiming to open at 1pm on Thursday
as there is consequently much more to do (I only get the keys at 9am) BUT if you have planned to c...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on April 3, 2023 at 8:40 AM|
March and a friend who tried and failed to catch the Northern lights over East Anglia asked if an Aurora Borealis ring might be possible. My scrambles along muddy hedgerows started to yield blossoms as well as skeletal remains. A visit to the RA to see 'Spain and the Hispanic World' was followed by a second brief visit to Barcelona to stay with youngsters pursing Catalan and Spanish classes...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on March 12, 2023 at 2:10 PM|
First time back in Kings College Chapel in thirty years and finding they now charge £15 a person. Fortunately some of those decades were spent developing a free pass... There is now a rather lovely stained glass museum running along the anterooms on the left side. Maps of Miracles and pilgrim badges. Mixed weather and a late autumn pigeon nest (one of two abandoned in the garden) with ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on February 10, 2023 at 12:10 PM|
|Posted by cmgaylard on February 10, 2023 at 11:55 AM|
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|Posted by cmgaylard on November 29, 2022 at 9:25 AM|
It's been an unusually wet November in Suffolk, we are all hoping for some cold, crisp days in December. Mud is over-rated. Back from Suffolk Craft Society at The Guildhall and layering teaching classes and return workshops along with work on commissions. Putting down the glass and tools for these distractions (however welcome) feels like breaking off a conversation halfway through. My mind is full of the work I was e...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on November 22, 2022 at 2:40 PM|
Every home should have one. While I was growing up, my family rarely missed a visit to a cathederal in any new city or country, the more medieval the better. This project danced in my head for a few busy days away from my workbench, I managed to steal a rationed hour or so at the workbench and it coalesced. I give you my portable icon that transitions seamlessly from All Hallows Eve (wearing one or two elabo...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on November 20, 2022 at 9:20 AM|
Lots of commissions and classes that had been waiting on the end of summer, a dry and parched autumn but astonishing berries and fruits on all the hedgerows. Creating a body of work for Walsingham Gallery and Octagon Crafts in near and far Norfolk and preparing for Suffolk Craft Society at The Guildhall, Bury St Edmunds.
|Posted by cmgaylard on November 20, 2022 at 9:05 AM|
September was a month of glorius weather and the domestic chaos of co-ordinating three young adults and their worldly goods to return to second year of university, return to a final year of university after an internship, and a first job (after a post-graduate year and the immense spanner in the works that was COVID). I was back to the torch with my moths but then a clever friend brought a handfu...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on August 24, 2022 at 9:45 AM|
First time at Folk East and LOTS of risk assessment - due anyway but heightened by the intense heat and dry grounds of this summer. I didn't know until the day of set-up if I would be able to demonstrate and I think for an event like this it's key to making sense of my work. So I was ready to stand down but was pleased to be able to go ahead. What a lovely event and mood, I look forward to the fu...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on August 9, 2022 at 10:40 AM|
July looks a little chaotic - it was, or maybe it's me? I had a wonderful time solo at The Crafthouse in Woodbridge and want to thank everyone who came by, what a lovely place to inhabit. I gave myself a project to complete in time for the show, a chess set. Since Wearable Art is my realm it is a complete set of 32 hairsticks with ornate finials. Based around the crown and accoutrements of Mary in the Van Eyck, Ghent ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on July 15, 2022 at 1:35 PM|
More Moth Wing goodness for commissions and a single,busy Suffolk Open Studio weekend. Thanks to everyone who came by. Picking peonies and roses after 9pm in the dusk as the evenings were so long. Trailing Moth Wing Earrings for those Midsummer nights. A profile in the clouds and preparation for a solo show at The Craft House in Woodbridge at the end of the month. A joint project with local silversmith Andrea Wrigh...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on June 13, 2022 at 12:05 PM|
Thanks to everyone who came by for Open Studios, if you missed it then next up for me is a solo show at The Craft House in Woodbridge from 29th June - 5th July, more information to follow.
|Posted by cmgaylard on June 6, 2022 at 9:05 AM|
Well this was the month that I lost my five year old Instagram account to hackers. They moved in fast, closed me out completely, and no protocols and appeals worked for me to get it reinstated or deleted. I thought the despair of the Burgher of Calais by Rodin (in miniature form at The Red House in Aldeburgh) was expressive of my emotions at the time. Onward and Upwards, I have two legit accounts (current and archive)...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on May 10, 2022 at 7:25 PM|
My Instagram account for the past five years has been hacked - profile image of me at the torch.
DO NOT ENGAGE WITH IT OR ANY MESSAGES THEY ARE NOT FROM ME. PLEASE jUST REPORT AND BLOCK.
My new...Read Full Post »