Ian Jones

Ian Jones is a woodfirer who became interested in anagama firing after seeing pots from Shigaraki and Bizen in the 1970s. He trained at the Canberra School of Art, then spent two years with Doug Alexander at Cuppacumbalong Pottery from 1977-78. By 1981, he was established at the Laughing Frog Pottery (now Old Saint Lukes Studio Pottery and Gallery) at Gundaroo, ACT, where he still lives and works with his wife Moraig McKenna. He completed a Bachelor of Arts (Adult Education) at the University of Canberra in 1994 and followed this up with a Graduate Diploma in the Visual Arts from Monash University in 1998. Recently he has been exploring carved and textured surfaces that can be read as pressure and twisting forces, and experimenting with coil-building using a clay based on a local decomposed granite. He signs his work with an incised 'IJ'. His mother Marjo Jones is also a potter.

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