|Posted by cmgaylard on December 2, 2016 at 5:25 PM|
My studio will be open on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December, 11am- 4pm for demonstrations, exploring and sales. Visitors most welcome. Flameworks, Unit 2, Yew Tree Courtyard, 21 Framlingham Rd, Earl Soham, Suffolk, IP13 7SG
|Posted by cmgaylard on September 2, 2016 at 5:55 AM|
All Saints Church is a lovely little medieval church in some need of maintenance. This weekend is the annual Art Exhibition/Fundraiser so the work of local artists on display and for sale from 11am - 5pm on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September. I have been developing my 'Telling the Bees' glass.
|Posted by cmgaylard on June 15, 2016 at 11:30 AM|
Was drawn up by Lorrette E Roberts - an illustrator widely published here and in Asia, so my barn has had the five star treatment...
|Posted by cmgaylard on May 9, 2016 at 5:25 PM|
'Eastern Promise', our art exhibition is showing at The Quay Gallery, Snape Maltings until 5.30pm Thursday 12th May. We have had four days of magnificent sunshine and welcomed many visitors already. A new Henry Moore statue looks out over the reed beds and the widening river along all the usual reasons to visit this uniquely cul...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on April 25, 2016 at 7:10 AM|
|Posted by cmgaylard on February 25, 2016 at 6:50 PM|
Nineteen Suffolk artists creating across a wide range of media are exhibiting this weekend at Great Glemham Village Hall. Opening this Friday evening 7-9pm and then 11am-5pm on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th Feb 2016.
|Posted by cmgaylard on April 27, 2015 at 2:15 PM|
Some of Mr Turner's sketchbooks.. from the Turner Bequest. We went to see the 'Late Turner' at the Tate late last year. What I didn't know (not having seen the Mike Leigh film yet) was how prolific he was, that a sketchbook and any mark-making implement were like extensions of his hands. Appare...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 June 23, 2014 at 7:50 AM|
Only one more weekend of Open Studios to go but I think the award for 'Most Disgruntled Trailing Spouse' is probably in the bag. While his wife having watched me flameworking, examined my glass a weary and bewlidered gentleman gestured round my studio and said: 'We s...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on June 13, 2014 at 12:35 PM|
My unusually tidy workbench. The jug of water is to quench tools or receive glass that has gone badly arwy. The stainless steel pot holds vermiculite, it permits small pieces of glass to cool slowly. I usually put my glass straight into the kiln, left to room temperature the core w...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on June 8, 2014 at 1:20 PM|
Thanks to everyone who came by, silversmiths, engineers, jewellers, students, parents, holiday makers, supportive spouses and innocent bystanders. Thanks for putting on the safety glasses, leaning in and asking questions. It was a pleasure to meet you. Three more weekends to go.
|Posted by cmgaylard on August 22, 2013 at 6:20 PM|
Would you like to see the process? Largely unchanged over hundreds of years, immediate and rather alchemical. Send me a note via my 'Contact' page and I wil let you know when I am having Open Days.
|Posted by cmgaylard on June 24, 2012 at 3:55 PM|
This was my last Suffolk Open Studio weekend for 2012 but I am happy to take studio visits and do demonstrations by appointment. I am very absorbed in and convinced by what I do, so showing the process and where I take it is a pleasure. I'm not sure you ever stop being a teacher, for better or fo...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on June 18, 2012 at 6:05 PM|
The last time I saw Jill was in Singapore, I was teaching a workshop in the intense heat, two torches and a kiln for a heightener and NO air-con. About as far from an English summer as you can get so it was a delight to have Jill walk into my open studio holding a sculpture assembled from her very...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on May 25, 2012 at 11:10 AM|
I have gone down the rabbit hole in favour of blue&white recently, here is a sampling. I scavenged a lot of blue and white china seconds while we lived in Asia and have a completely mismatched collection. The colours are so pure and cool in combination. I frequently drank tea at the amazing (and completely blue and white) Agalico tearooms in Bangkok...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on April 18, 2012 at 6:15 PM|
|Posted by cmgaylard on May 20, 2011 at 6:40 PM|
The Showcase at Blackthorpe Barn, Bury St Edmunds opens tonight. When I saw that it was a medieval barn I imagined a rough exterior and a gallery interior, actually the interior is pretty medieval too so it is a big difference from my last few exhibitions in purpose made galleries.Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on February 8, 2011 at 11:55 AM|
In June 2011 I'll be taking part in Suffolk Open Studios, a collaberative organisation run by artists. My studio (and those of many other Suffolk based artists) will be open each weekend in June so its a relaxed chance to engage with artists in their creative environment.Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on November 13, 2009 at 9:40 PM|
A calavera I like:
“The English man is a skeleton
so is the Italian
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|Posted by cmgaylard on November 5, 2009 at 11:22 PM|
I finally decided on 'Multiplicity' as a title and this is 'Framing Angie's' unique frame. A combination of spontaneous pleasure & hours of labour and applied skill. A good metaphor for the benefits of art-enrichment. I forgot to measure it before framing so it will probably go...Read Full Post »