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. However, in 2012, I 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  in a gas kiln to over 2,300  degrees. 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 from a selection of 20 different glazes. All  pottery styles are available in each of the glazes you see  here. I look forward to hearing from you!    Recent News Upcoming Events Workshop at the John  Campbell Folk School  coming up this March.   I am happy to announce that  I will be teaching a 5 day  wheel throwing workshop  March 19-25, 2017. 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 May 6-7, 2017 Amelia Island Shrimp Festival I am confirmed to show here. It will be my 20th year at this show. I will be in my usual space #100 down by the music, food and festivities. May 27-28, 2017 Blue Ridge, GA Art in the Park Art show confirmed for this weekend. Another first time show I’m doing. It should be a great time in North Georgia. I have shown here for the past few years in Spring and Fall. Its a nice show, come out and enjoy it.