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Brian Jones

Brian R. Jones

"At its core, my work is about drawing. The simple layers that comprise my work come from my experiences as an artist who draws simply and instinctively. Utilizing functional pots allows for my audience to experience the nature of the work slowly over time."

Brian Jones's current work lies in his interest in the investigation of the transformative character of memories. A remembrance of a jar, cup, and plate serves as the point of departure for contemplation of form, color, and tone. The nature of how a pot reveals itself over time to an audience is the long echo of that initial reverie. The pot is both a reservoir and an initiator of memories.

Employing throwing and hand-building techniques, Jones makes his work with earthenware clay. The surface is enhanced with terra sigilatta, slip, and glaze. All of his work is fired in an electric kiln to cone 03.

I earned my M.F.A. in 2007 from Southern Methodist University. From 2003-2005 I was the studio assistant for Virginia-based studio potter Silvie Granatelli. I was a resident artist and cook at the Watershed Center for Ceramic Art in Edgecomb, Maine. Prior to that I spent a year at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2001-2002, and earned my B.F.A. in 2001 from Alfred University.

Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Bellevue Arts Fair, Bellevue, WA, USA, Bellevue Art Museum, 2010
Dallas Pottery Invitational , Dallas, TX, USA, Southside on Lamar, 2010
Philadelphia Museum Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 2009