Jonathan Chiswell Jones

METHOD: Throwing

“My aim is to make practical and beautiful porcelain and lusterware for use in the home, and to teach those who work with me to do the same. I value the ideas of John Ruskin, the example of William Morris and the inspiration of Bernard Leach.”

Jonathan learnt to make pots from Lewis Creed at Ashfold school, at the age of 12. After taking a degree at Oxford university, he trained at Farnham art school with Paul Barron and Henry Hammond, and completed this brief preparation by working for Joe Finch at Appin Pottery in Scotland.
Since 1974 he has been a full time potter, and has exhibited regularly in the South East of England. He is also a member of the Sussex Guild, the Surrey Guild of Craftsmen and Wealdon Potters.

Jonathan’s 14″ Peacock Charger was created via reduction fired lustre, brush decorated, using clay paste lustres of silver, copper and a mixture of both, on a ground of copper/cobalt. He uses a specially designed and manufactured clay body to produce his work.

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