|Posted by cmgaylard on July 26, 2016 at 11:00 AM|
We are doing a lot of shifting between London and Suffolk this summer and last weekend I happened across this fabulous, Venitian millefiori demonstration set at the British Museum. I particularly appreciate the tiny eye sample on the lower left side.
The...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on April 15, 2016 at 6:45 PM|
A song sheet and a stencil, I'm curious, was it for someone?
|Posted by cmgaylard on April 10, 2016 at 5:15 AM|
The stones and fossils get sorted out here before the holiday laundry does.
|Posted by cmgaylard on April 4, 2016 at 6:10 PM|
This does it for me, a miniaturised, working process that spring to life when you drop a penny in. Literally any penny, so that's value for money too. This delightful automata is the replica of an original by George Wood made in 1889 with...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on April 4, 2016 at 5:55 AM|
After living overseas (and the kids growing up there) for a decade we still get a kick out of family holidays in the UK. Between Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay and most of it still looking like posters from the golden age of travel.
|Posted by cmgaylard on April 12, 2015 at 10:10 AM|
The Blue Mosque, awe-inspiring beauty and calm, I'm beyond pleased to have been.
|Posted by cmgaylard on March 23, 2015 at 11:05 AM|
From our time in Thailand, have I said this before? Apparently broken China was used as ballast by trading ships, then up-cycled into splendid mosaic if it reached Thailand.
|Posted by cmgaylard on February 5, 2015 at 3:50 PM|
We do manage to hit Camden Market on the good days. This time in quest of DMs and a bowler hat, neither for me.
|Posted by cmgaylard on February 5, 2015 at 3:35 PM|
This Piper/Reyntiens collabaration is quietly resplendent in Aldeburgh Parish Church. stunning colours and lyrical lines that don't do the other windows in the church many favours. The church looks out onto the sea and Britten and Pears rest in the graveyard. LOvely place.
|Posted by cmgaylard on October 25, 2014 at 9:30 AM|
A monochrome cornucopia of the elaborate, unabashed and splendid. We hit Austria, Germany and France this summer and these are fountains in the grounds of 'Mad King' Ludwig's replica of Versailles on lake Chiemsee. He only spent a night here before being assasinated ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on July 2, 2014 at 4:35 PM|
To a new studio/workshop! Many reasons but amongst them the following conversation: 'Do you teach lampwork glass classes?', 'Not at the moment but leave me your contact details.' 'I did that THREE YEARS AGO!'. Plus numerous requests for sales hours, the option of renting torch time and etc.
Last time I taught flamework was in Singapore....Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on May 11, 2014 at 1:35 PM|
We went to see the magnificent set of Tudor portraits at the National Portrait Gallery before seeing Mantel's 'Bring up the Bodies' by the RSC. So genuine Holbeins and magnificent power statements by the main protaganists of the play, followed by watching the characters duking...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on May 7, 2014 at 10:50 AM|
Went to see the RSC staging of Wolf Hall and are off to see Bring Up the Bodies next. I was intrigued to see how such a richly descriptive and complex novel could be compacted into a play. In fact one of the most striking aspects of the production was the intense choreography and clever staging of every scene and interaction, not a wasted inch of stage...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on May 5, 2014 at 1:45 PM|
Ravenscar to Robin Hood's Bay at Easter. Cliff walks, fossils in the shale and astonishing, dropaway roads that yield moments of rollercoaster fear and exhilaration.
|Posted by cmgaylard on May 1, 2014 at 9:40 AM|
The lovely 18thC folly on the terrace above Rievaulx Abbey.
|Posted by cmgaylard on April 20, 2014 at 4:20 PM|
Rievaulx Abbey in Yorkshire, hidden in a deep, wide valley and on a perfect, spring day in Easter Week. National Trust and English Heritage have got a Judgement of Solomon thing going on....one owning the abbey and grounds and the other, magnificent views from a hilltop terrac...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on February 24, 2014 at 10:25 AM|
Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathederal in the same day. Between torrential bouts of rain. Two remarkable structures, and on that day we did enjoy the fact that one had a roof. A superb roof.
|Posted by cmgaylard on January 17, 2014 at 2:35 PM|
I did my teaching practice at the high school in Ely, that strange cathederal city in the middle of the fens. I then did an art residency at the school which meant going into the cathederal sketching for a couple of weeks then using the school facilities to...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on November 11, 2013 at 3:00 PM|
Some of our photos from Venice earlier this year for an instant colour fix.
|Posted by cmgaylard on August 13, 2013 at 6:05 PM|
Fort William and through to Mallaig, ten kinds of weather in a day, seven of them wet, all worth it.