Welcome to Chris Jones Pottery pottery and photography by: Chris Jones Welcome My name is Chris Jones and I have been making  handcrafted stoneware pottery since 1990. Much of my  work was inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds my  former home on Amelia Island, FL. There is a great variety  of interesting sea life and all the tones of our lush forests in  North Florida. I have recently re-located to the mountains of  Western North Carolina. I love the diverse landscapes all  around my new home and studio. New work is evolving  from this change so check back once in a while for updated  works.  All pottery made at my studio is made by hand employing a  combination of wheel throwing and hand-building. All of the  glazes used are formulas developed and altered through  the years and come from a multitude of sources.  I use  copper greens, copper reds, cobalt blues, rutile blues,  tenmoku, and a variety of other earth-tones.  Because each  piece is handmade, there will be slight variations in the  color and the finish of the glaze. That is the beauty of  handmade pottery!  All of my work is high fired to over 2,300 degrees F in a gas  kiln. I use lead-free glaze formulas, and all of the pottery is  dishwasher,  microwave, and oven safe. For examples of  my work check out the Gallery page on this site.   Because I make so many different items, it is hard to  include them all on this site. If you find yourself wondering if  I make a certain item and you don’t find it here, email me  and I will see if I can help you. I also make a variety of fish,  sea turtle, and manatee bowls and platters and decorative  wall hangings all in nearly 20 different glazes. All pottery  styles are available in each of the glazes. I look forward to  hearing from you!    Recent News Upcoming Events Workshop at the  John Campbell  Folk School  coming up   March, 2016   I am happy to  announce that I will  be teaching a 5 day  wheel throwing  workshop March 20  - 26, 2016. It will  focus on clean and  simple forms as well  as a variety of tips  and ideas for your  studio. It will be held  during Scandinavian  Theme Week at the  Folk School. There  are several spaces  left now but only a  short time to sign  up. Check it out  online at  www.folkschool.org   April 29th - May 1, 2016 Amelia Island Shrimp Festival I am confirmed to show here. It will be my 18th year at this show. I will be in my usual space #100 down by the music, food and festivities May 28-29, 2016 Blue Ridge, GA Art in the Park Art show confirmed for this weekend. It should be a great time in North Georgia.