2-Lunchtime Talk – Scarborough Museums Trust
“Glassmaker Kate Jones has been lined up as the first guest speaker at Scarborough Art Gallery’s 2015 series of lunchtime talks.
Her talk on Thursday 19 February will explore both the history of glassmaking in Rosedale, above Pickering, and the work of its contemporary makers Gillies Jones.
Partners Stephen Gillies and Kate Jones maintain an artisanal approach to their craft – making internationally acclaimed works that are featured in museum collections across the globe, including the V&A. This year, they celebrate 20 successful years as glassmakers.
Kate said: “Rosedale has been associated with glass-blowing since the 16th century, and the methods we use today continue to mirror those that have been used for hundreds of years.”
Details about the talk
6-The Lost Music of Rajasthan
Good to see John & Faith Singh again. The Singhs were most generous hosts who looked after me & Jigisha Patel when we stayed on their Anoki Farm in Jaipur, as part of the British Council (BC) research project back in 2006. This whole amazing experience was pre blogging (hence a much longer than usual post today) and the effects on my work after being immersed in a culture that is full of complex, beautiful, colourful pattern was profound.
Part two of the project was Indian Designer Jigisha Patel travelling to Rosedale to collaborate with us on a piece for the BC. Jigisha is an amazing designer who has successfully sold her felt rugs into Habitat and her Bandhanhi Scarves into the V&A Museum Shop. The piece we made together, commissioned by the British Council for the winner of Indias Creative Future is still one of my favorites.
Priya Patil, fashion/accessory designer from Mumbai received the bowl and was announced Winner & India’s Creative Future 2007.
Last nights visual and musical feast brought back many memories, not least John Singh’s mission to collect music and listen to Rajasthan Musicians.