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Bucket – a receptacle for collecting.


Full of: love – water – sand – shells – milk – apples – plums – hope – coal – soil – paint – gifts – laundry – flowers – plants – potatoes – tomatoes – tadpoles – glass – air

Reflecting: kisses – animals – windows – fruit – flags – flowers – fish – houses – patterns – circles – dappled light – dribbled paint – text and letters – horizons – trees – leaves – grasses – boxes – swimmers – castles

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Community Participation

Chris has organised two ‘Ropes And Buckets’ events where she has issued a call into the community for ropes of any material and shape to use to hang the buckets.

Seen alone, the ropes people have taken range from simple rubber bands to complex sculpted pieces but seen together and united by the buckets dangling off them, they form the assorted elements of a constant whole.


rydym i gyd yn fregus / we are all fragile

04 April – 06 June 2020,
Ruthin Craft Centre
Mission Gallery Swansea Marina

Chris Bird-Jones has produced a series of spoon-like forms, both symbolic and sensuous. Handling these pieces requires gentle care; it needs to be considered and secure; pieces can be cradled in one’s arms, like a newborn child – one slip and all would be lost, shattered, mirroring the human condition, a life in balance.

The fragility of glass, as a man made material, reflects the ideas behind the work. There is a playful passion for light and movement, combined with the myriad magical qualities inherent in all forms of glass. Showing these pieces alongside moving images adds layers of reference and appeal; you may recognise traces of stories in this new body of work.
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