Exploring and telling stories. Celebrating colour, pattern, light and the beauty of the small.
|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 fr...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 August 9, 2022 at 10:25 AM|
I will have my glass and be demonstrating at https://folkeast.co.uk/" target="_blank">Folk East from 19th -21st August 2022. First time as I have usually been away, very excited.
|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 25, 2022 at 7:35 AM|
A summer exhibition at the seaside!
|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 »
|Posted by cmgaylard on May 6, 2022 at 9:50 AM|
I’ve got a profile in the Crafts Council Directory! I remember looking up Makers as a student many years ago. I shall be adding in new glass created for exhibitions later this year once I’ve unpacked back into my studio from another happy stint at the Quay. A reminder if you saw me there, that I am doing a single Open Studio weekend this June if you would like to see more.
|Posted by cmgaylard on May 6, 2022 at 9:30 AM|
April portmanteau post...Spring arrives at last and I have taken a case of my work to a new gallery in Diss called Octagon Contemporary Crafts. I also took a print workshop in early April with Annette Rolston as I wanted to revisit some work based on caddisfly cases and enjoyed developing it into one of the collections I took to The Quay Gallery. I was very taken by drypoint etching as it suits my love of detail an...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on April 14, 2022 at 9:30 AM|
Print and Glass, Annette Rolston and Clare Gaylard. April 28th -May 4th 2022 #savethedate
|Posted by cmgaylard on March 30, 2022 at 10:15 AM|
My first classes of 2022 and first significant travel post COVID, three days in Barcelona never having been before. I was intensely moved by the Sagrada Familia in all it's parts but particularly the immersive colour-experience of the internal architecture. UK Mother's Day (medieval madonna and child at the Museo Nazionale) and the outbreak of war in the Ukraine. I made a small group of pieces in...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on March 22, 2022 at 8:00 AM|