ceramartistMARIA JONES CERAMIC ARTIST
Working purely in porcelain, I create objects of beauty – both functional and decorative.
From my training as an architect, my work is all about form: how it looks, how it sounds, how it feels – how it makes you feel. Porcelain’s qualities of strength, translucency, high-octave ring when struck and silk-like smoothness make it a delight to work with, creating objects that give pleasure for years to come.
What I Make
Porcelain and chrome chandeliers, made to order from impressions in white porcelaim of bay leaves or indian printing stamps.
Framed hand-formed, matt-glazed porcelain slabs, with an applied ceramic decal from the limited-edition work of artist Ian McDonald.
The Anamorphic series comprises thrown porcelain pots that are deliberately distorted on the wheel. They are then glazed using seaweed from Solva harbour.
A series of conceptual art pieces taking as inspiration subjects ranging from our over-heating planet to tax avoidance.
Porcelain Pendants formed by pressing individual bay leaves into ultra-thin white porcelain. They are hung on 925 silver chains.
Handmade cards adorned with porcelain tiles with applied decals of excerpts from Ian McDonald’s prints.
COMMISSION A CHANDELIER
These chrome and white-porcelain chandeliers are made from repeated impressions of freshly picked bay leaves – in the case of the Bay series – and sheesham (Indian rosewood) printing stamps – for Chhipa; the name is taken from a north-Indian community who decorate fabrics using printing blocks.
Made to order, these chandeliers can be made to your required drop length.