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Robin Jones, Robin D. Jones

Biography to Display: 

1943 Born, Macon, Georgia

EDUCATION

1968 BA English Literature, Campbell College, Buies Creek, North Carolina

RESIDENCIES AND APPRENTICESHIPS

1969 Apprenticeship with Charles Counts, Rising Fawn Pottery, Rising Fawn, Georgia

1969-1970 Apprenticeship with Vernon Owens and Nancy Sweezy, Jugtown Pottery, Seagrove, North Carolina

1978–1983 Artist in Residence, Artist in the Schools Program, State of Georgia

1983 Artist in Residence, Altos De Chavon, La Romana, Dominican Republic

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1970-1985 Studio Potter, Wolf Pen Crafts, Young Harris, Georgia

1985-1990 Residential and commercial construction

1990-2002 Union Carpenter/Prop Maker, Television & Motion Picture Industry

2002-2017 Construction Buyer, Television & Motion Picture Industry

 

Robin D. Jones is known for functional and decorative wheel-thrown pottery. His signature forms include pitchers, teapots, bowls, and mugs. Surface decoration techniques include over glazes, slip trailing, and on occasion, surface carving or wax resist. His pottery is fired at both mid-range in electric and gas kilns (cone 6) respectively. Jones fires his ware using both oxidation and reduction methods. Jones’ main influences include the production oriented folk potters of North Carolina and Georgia, and the Bauhaus aesthetic, especially the philosophy of Marguerite Wildenhain.

 

 

 

 

the center for craft, creativity & design This research was supported by a Craft Research Fund grant from The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Inc.
   
southern highland craft guild The Archive of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.

 

Typical Marks
ca. 1970
Vase
Date: ca. 1970
Form: Vase
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Southern Highland Craft Guild Collection
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild
Southern Highland Craft Guild Collection
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild
Butter Dish
Form: Butter Dish
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Teapot with Bamboo Handle
Form: Teapot
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP

Citation: Kuratnick, Jeffrey. "The Marks Project." Last modified December 6, 2017. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/jones-2