Exploring and telling stories. Celebrating colour, pattern, light and the beauty of the small.
|Posted by cmgaylard on February 18, 2020 at 10:55 AM|
Very much looking forward to this, not least because it's at the seaside.
|Posted by cmgaylard on February 14, 2020 at 7:05 AM|
Valentines commission for a Queen of Hearts, this one was rolled in silverleaf then burnished and superheated so there’s a lovely, soft lustre to it. A miniature medieval-style ‘grand geste’.
|Posted by cmgaylard on February 14, 2020 at 7:00 AM|
Workbench under a scribble of glass threads. Students from Framlingham College yesterday on a Suffolk Craft Society visit, seeing how far they could each pull molten glass. A final walk down the length of my workshop gave us a six foot stretch.
|Posted by cmgaylard on February 8, 2020 at 7:05 AM|
I was commissioned by the author to make a totem to mark the launch of her second novel this week (reviewed at length in the Financial Times last weekend). She sent me the words abov...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on February 5, 2020 at 2:45 PM|
Making and testing murrini (millefiori) I'm looking for a floral effect and enjoyed seeing this one bloom in the flame.
|Posted by cmgaylard on February 1, 2020 at 5:05 PM|
Turquoise, Amber, and Antique Green glass ring with silver leaf - yielding a LOT of reflections.
|Posted by cmgaylard on February 1, 2020 at 5:00 PM|
On the home workbench, it is no longer thus.
|Posted by cmgaylard on January 24, 2020 at 7:20 AM|
Preparations underway in London, one of my favourite times of year when we lived in Asia. The drums and the lions particularly.
|Posted by cmgaylard on January 17, 2020 at 1:30 PM|
An eccentric blend of things, docked in Ipswich until mid-Feb. The exterior is half-biblical scale and is simple and monumental. The interior however, is a wild mixture of collectors finds thrown in or aligned with tableaus of bible scenes. Intriguingly the bedroom (and vast unma...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on January 14, 2020 at 1:40 PM|
I've never been to Mexico, or in fact the Americas - it's all been in the other direction from the UK with New Zealand being the back stop. So the Mexican Gallery at the British Museum delivers something remarkable. These artefacts, so far out of the context of time and place, stil...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on January 11, 2020 at 6:15 PM|
The fragment of Amethyst Geode at the centre of these images (and a lovely commission) was the seed of my exploration in glass shown around it, and more. I love a microcosm, and this journey was all the more pleasing for having been unplanned. There was a moment post-commission when I could have cleared the colours off my workbench and reverted to prior plans and chose not to. Now the trick is knowing when to stop.Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on January 10, 2020 at 11:55 AM|
Some of the smaller rings I've been making, the narrowest ones stack beautifully and have a slightly underwater quality.
|Posted by cmgaylard on January 5, 2020 at 6:45 PM|
I'm vacillating (on a daily basis) between needing vibrant colour or being drawn into the washed out, bleached nature in the fields and garden.
|Posted by cmgaylard on January 5, 2020 at 6:30 PM|
This was the commission that led me astray on an ivory and amethyst colourway towards the end of last year. There is always a tension between following well-laid plans and taking a tangent, I'm happy that I cleared my workbench for this and all that ensued, but I still have business to do with water and bright colour. Plus whatever 2020 brings.
|Posted by cmgaylard on December 31, 2019 at 2:00 PM|
All the best for the turn of another decade and thank you for coming by. Health, abundance and happiness for 2020. Thanks to temporary resident Liz Gaylard for making time to take some of the better photos (six out of nine here) amidst personal, creative projects.
|Posted by cmgaylard on December 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM|
To those that celebrate, I thought I'd posted this. An old collage (lovely George Herbert and the Metaphysical poets in general) and this years wreath looking very nest-like due to needing to use ivy as a binding agent.
|Posted by cmgaylard on December 19, 2019 at 11:30 AM|
Colour and gold-leaf being particularly attractive on these grey days. Thanks to everyone who came by my studio and you can find my work at The Sentinel Gallery & Great Walsingham Gallery and Frame this December.