Gillies Jones established their partnership in 1995 with a shared passion to explore their chosen medium. Works are created with Stephen Gillies as the glassmaker and Kate Jones as the ‘painter’. However rather than employing a brush and paint, Jones cuts and engraves the glass surface, embellishing each blown form with highly detailed patterns and textures.
Their current work is informed by the visual experience of the remarkable landscape in which they live and work.
In their own words:
“Our works observe the evident structure of the landscape within the North York Moors. The pieces reflect the changing light from vast skies falling upon complex layers of lines, shapes, colour, textures, and explores the beauty found in it's slow construction, carved and eroded by thousands of years of land management and the harsh northern elements.”