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Jones began his artistic exploration shortly after college, while beginning his engineering career. He found that shaping vessels using clay slabs opened a creative outlet he had never expected, and has spent the subsequent 15 years discovering the possibilities available in this medium. Jones displayed his work at many art festivals and galleries, most notably the ACGA (California Association of Ceramic and Glass Artists) shows in Palo Alto and San Francisco, and the Virginia Breier Gallery in San Francisco.
The forms have a fine, elegant sensibility while the textures and glaze patterns harmoniously accentuate the expression of the piece. Some of Jones’ pieces explore the interplay between order and chaos – our desire to control our lives and environment, which are essentially uncontrollable. Others are simply fluid expressions of beauty.
In 2004 Jones wrapped up his engineering career and went traveling thru Thailand and India, returning in 2006 to devote himself fully to his artwork. The inspiration he gathered during his journeys has yielded an outpouring of new ideas which shows no signs of abating. Jones desire is to have his pieces speak more, to be more emotionally resonant and evocative, is bearing fruit.
Currently Jones has been focusing on vessels as his primary expression, but he will soon be working more with closed, purely sculptural forms, which is an exciting move as he feels it will allow him much greater exploration of aesthetic and artistic possibilities, invoking a deeper degree of meaning and beauty in his work, and in his life.