Exploring and telling stories. Celebrating colour, pattern, light and the beauty of the small.
|Posted by cmgaylard on May 23, 2019 at 10:30 AM|
Walking at dusk, still a bit chilly.
|Posted by cmgaylard on May 21, 2019 at 12:35 PM|
I've been working on a commission which involves silver-leaf so I seized the opportunity to add a Viking and a vessel to my 'Treasure in the Landscape' glass.
|Posted by cmgaylard on May 15, 2019 at 6:40 PM|
...serve to tempt me from this craft of verse..' WB Yeats. It's more 'take' than 'tempt' for me. My first day back at the torch for well over a week and my first walk in the fields for the same. I'm uncomfortable about the sun going down without me but it seemed to manage and I got a handful of treasures from the hedgerows to say welcome back.
|Posted by cmgaylard on May 9, 2019 at 6:35 PM|
Thanks to everyone who passed through The Quay Gallery. My next project (apart from commissions) is Suffolk Open Studios, I will be open every weekend in June and am part of two Trails. Information to follow!
|Posted by cmgaylard on May 7, 2019 at 4:40 PM|
Last day at The Quay tomorrow: lovely, light and tranquil place watching the tide come in and out, almost like being on a boat. Last day tomorrow.
|Posted by cmgaylard on May 4, 2019 at 4:25 PM|
A whiplash weather day, four parts hailstorms, four of sun and blue sky, four of horizontal rain and strong winds and finally a rainbow which I'm taking as a promise it won't happen again. Here is some Sol glass and a Midsummer figure.
|Posted by cmgaylard on May 3, 2019 at 4:00 AM|
‘Love Letter to a Museum’ necklace includes the following glass elements which were all (inc gold leaf) entirely sculpted in the flame: 3 amphorae, 4 spheres, 6 leaves, 10 planets, 10 raindrops, 20 loops and 64 other miscellaneous glass beads.
|Posted by cmgaylard on May 1, 2019 at 5:55 PM|
This sort of thing comes from happy hours spent in museums leaning over Graeco-Roman artefacts. They will be coming with me to The Quay at Snape Maltings where I will be for the next week with Annette Rolston and Rob Wheeler.
|Posted by cmgaylard on April 13, 2019 at 2:35 PM|
|Posted by cmgaylard on April 13, 2019 at 2:30 PM|
Glass ring, I'm not quite ready for full-on spring colours and apparently neither is Spring. We had snow, sunshne, sleet and hailstones today.
|Posted by cmgaylard on April 3, 2019 at 8:35 AM|
Would call them Truffula Trees. Clematis Tangutica.
|Posted by cmgaylard on March 26, 2019 at 8:25 AM|
I was about to clear the decks on my home workbench after a solid weeks' work and thought I might as well do a candid photo first. It gets much messier than this but I have to change my colour pathway - plus when it gets to this stage I loose small things and risk burning myself. Which I can put up with for quite a while.
|Posted by cmgaylard on March 24, 2019 at 6:45 AM|
The trees and hedgerows are noisy with nest building.
|Posted by cmgaylard on March 21, 2019 at 1:55 PM|
Shout out to my inspiring sister Eleanor Brown, writer and poet whose latest work is due out on Bloodaxe Books this October. I'll also mention that the cover illustration by Liz Gaylard. https://www.bloodaxebooks.com/ecs/product/white-ink-stains-1223
|Posted by cmgaylard on March 19, 2019 at 10:15 AM|
Sifting images and updating on more recent work.
|Posted by cmgaylard on March 13, 2019 at 12:00 PM|
I've been making tiny glass buds, leaves and raindrops as springtime elements to slip onto earrings, I think that three is the magic number.