Gillies Jones is a dynamic creative alliance between glassblower Stephen Gillies and artist Kate Jones.
Stephen Gillies specialises in Swedish overlay and works within the tradition of vessel making. His primary influence are the aesthetics and techniques of Scandanavian glass making experienced in his two year apprenticeship at Baldwin Guggisberg studio, Switzerland.
Kate Jones specialises in pattern and sand carved surface work . She studied painting before turning her interests to glass and now involves herself purely with the material. Influences for pattern are drawn from science and studies of nature.
Their work celebrates the unique elements of glass. It is their ambition that every piece is considered beautiful, technically accomplished and represents their specialist skills with the material.
Skills which concentrate on Scandinavian glass making techniques, acquired over an extended international apprenticeship and 10 years of studio practice in Rosedale Abbey, North Yorkshire.