"As a glassmaker, one of the things I love most about this extraordinary medium is that molten glass demands instant decisions. Each nuanced change of shape or surface influences the final form of a piece.
For many artists this is only part of the process; for them the blown element represents the canvas or blank upon which to work their magic. By cutting, grinding and polishing, etching or engraving, the object is transformed, and the story changes with each cut or mark that is made. One false move and hours of patient endeavour is wasted and the piece may be lost.
Come and see the magnificent work that has not only survived this arduous process, but has been greatly enhanced by the artists’ hand to magnify the reflective, refractive and textural qualities of each piece. -Peter Layton
Gillies Jones – Stephen Gilles and Kate Jones