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MEET CHRIS JONES

Artist. Creator. Visionary.

Welcome to the portfolio of Chris Jones Glass, a place where you can discover my work, skills, and professional experience. One of the defining principles that defines me as an artist is a deep commitment to helping establish an open dialogue between function and narrative in all aspects of artwork. Take a moment to look through the gallery, and get in touch for more information.

 
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ARTIST BIO

A Visual Journey

I have been very fortunate to spend many years working with some of Europe’s most respected glassmakers & designers. Having been part of various teams creating some of Europe’s exciting work. But with all this experience and with my craftsmanship in many of these works of art, I didn’t have the chance to express myself during this time. With the traditions of apprenticeship and the British love for waiting for their turn I never seemed to get the chance to express myself, to be the artist as well as the maker, until now I left that tradition and cues to come to New Zealand.

 

GALLERY

 
 

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

EDUCATION

1988 – 1990 West Sussex College of Art & Design, Worthing, West Sussex, England
1990 – 1993 West Surrey College of Art & Design, Farnham, West Surrey, England
1997 – 1998 International Glass Centre Brierly Hill, West Midlands, England

QUALIFICATIONS

1990 National Diploma in Stained Glass (Distinction)
1993 B.A. (Honours) 3D Design in Glass (2nd Class)
1998 International Glass Centre Certificate (Distinction)

GLASS WORK HISTORY

1988 – 1993 Stained glass repair & commission work
1997 – 1998 Assisting work at Broadfield House Glass Museum
1998 – 2001 Glassmaker for Neil Wilkin Glass
2001 – 2004 Free Lance Glassmaker
2004 – Present Senior Glassmaker for Lava Glass Gallery

EXHIBITIONS, DEMONSTRATIONS & WORKSHOPS

1993 Displayed degree work at Butlers Wharf, London, England
Liberty’s, London, England
1998 Group Exhibition at Himley Hall, West Midlands, England
1999 – 2002 Glass blowing techniques Leerdam, Netherlands
2000 Group Exhibition at Chateau Gontier, France
Group Exhibition at Black Swan, Frome, Somerset, England
2001 Venetian techniques Aids Charity Ball, Winsor, Berkshire, England
Group Exhibition at Frome Festival, Somerset, England
Northlands Conference Lybster, Scotland
Traditional glass techniques Dudley glass Festival, West Midlands, England
2002  Group Exhibition at  Quay Arts, Newport, Isle of Wight, England
2002 – 2003 Group Exhibition at Sine Qua Non, Petersfield, Hants, England
2003 Teaching glass blowing Liquid Glass Centre, Frome, Somerset, England
Sand casting project Northlands, Lybster, Scotland
2004 Group Exhibition at Ora, Wellington, New Zealand
Glass Festival Dudley glass Festival, West Midlands, England
2005-2007 Exhibiting in New Zealand Varying Galleries in New Zealand
2006 Solo Exhibition Zea You Gallery, Taupo
2007 Solo Exhibition Form Gallery, Christchurch Joint Exhibition at Lava glass Gallery, Taupo
2007 The Molly Morpeth 3D award Whakatane district museum & gallery
2007 Group Exhibition Heritage Gallery, Cambridge
2008 Group Exhibition Lava Glass Gallery (Erupt Festival) 
2009 Solo Exhibition Artpost Waikato Museum Hamilton
2009 Group Exhibition Lava Glass Gallery
2010 Erupt Festival Lava Glass Gallery
2010  Duality Exhibiton Essenze Gallery (with Katie Brown)
2012 Erupt Festival Lava Glass Gallery
2019 Illuminate Exhibition, Kereru Gallery, Mapua, Tasman
2019 NZSAG Members Exhibition, Sargent Gallery, Wanganui

 

SHOP

All photos are of the exact piece for sale.

 
 

CONTACT

Wairakei, Taupo, New Zealand 3332

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