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JONES, BRIAN R.
JONES, BRIAN R.
OREGON
My current work lies in my interest in the investigation of the transformative character of memories. A remembrance of a time, place, or day serves as the point of departure for contemplation of form, color, and tone. I begin all of my work with drawing (which I define as a visual approximation of an idea), and hold steady to it throughout the process. By doing so I am free to incorporate many different materials into my work; in part because my work is idea driven as it is process motivated. The nature of how the finished work reveals itself over time to an audience is the long echo of that initial reverie. My work is both a reservoir and an initiator of memories.

EDUCATION
Southern Methodist University
Meadows School of the Arts, Dallas, TX
Masters of Fine Arts, 2005-2007
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
College of Fine and Performing Arts, Lincoln, NE
Special Student, August 2001-May 2002
Alfred University, New York State College of Ceramics
School of Art and Design, Alfred, NY
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree recipient, May 2001
Concentration: Ceramics and Two Dimensional Media
Edinburgh College of Art
School of Design and Craft, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Spring 2000
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR
Instructor, Continuing Education Summer 2009
• Organized and demonstrated multiple processes related to class projects and fired all
student work
• Presented slide lectures related to class projects and ceramic art history
Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX
Teaching Assistant 2005-2007
• Organized class firings and clay making schedule
• Demonstrated multiple techniques related to class projects
• Gave the instructor candid critiques related to student performance and work
• In charge of day-to-day classroom operations
Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX
Instructor, Continuing Education 2006-2007
• Organized and demonstrated multiple processes related to class projects and fired all
student work
• Presented slide lectures related to class projects and ceramic art history
Granatelli Pottery, Floyd VA
Studio Assistant 2003-2005
• Organized the artist’s schedule, including shows, workshops, and upcoming events
• Mixed glazes and glaze tests
• Packed pottery to be sent to customers and shows
• In charge of kiln maintenance, unstacking kiln shelves and cleaning pots after firing
EXHIBITIONS
Akar, Yunomi Invitational, March 26-July 31 2010, Iowa City, IA
Craft Department, Holiday Exhibition, December 12 + 13 2009, Portland, OR
The Clay Studio, Gifted: The Clay Studio's Annual Holiday Exhibition, December 4, 2009 - January 3,
2010, Philadelphia, PA
The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, November 11-15, 2009, Philadelphia, PA
Turman-Lairson Gallery, Ceramics Invitational, July 10-August 8, 2009, Helena, MT
Turman-Lairson Gallery, Lisa Autio & Brian R. Jones, June 12-July 4, 2009, Helena, MT
Archie Bray Foundation, Beyond the Brickyard, January 31-March 15, 2009, Helena, MT
Louisville Visual Art Association, Dinnerworks, January 26-April 6, 2009, Louisville, KY
The Society of Arts and Crafts, Our Cups Runneth Over, November 1 2008-January 25, 2009, Boston
MA
New Hampshire Institute of Art, Ceramic Biennial Exhibition, October 8-November 7, 2008,
Manchester, NH
Kent State University, School of Art Galleries, 8th Annual Cup show, May 13-June 7, 2008, Kent, OH
Santa Fe Clay, NCECA conference, La Mesa, group show, March 19-22, 2008, Pittsburg, PA
Studio Angelico, The North American Cup Show, group show, March 10-21, 2008, Adrian, MI
Texas Tech University, College of Visual & Performing Arts, Clay on the Wall, group show,
December 1- Februrary 17, 2008, Lubbock, TX
Santa Fe Clay, The Table, group show, October 19-November 24, 2007, Santa Fe, NM
Mockingbird Station, Parallels, group show, April 9-29, 2007, Dallas, TX
Pollock Gallery, 2007 MFA thesis exhibition, April 9-21, 2007, Dallas, TX
500 X, Folks From Meadows, Group Show, January-February, 2007, Dallas, TX
The MAC, Coming Together/Pulling Apart, Group show, January-February, 2007, Dallas, TX
And/Or Gallery, Group Show, December 2-23, 2006, Dallas TX
Chester Springs Studio, fall show and sale, November 2004, Chester Springs, PA
Art Museum of Western Virginia, 25th Annual City Art Show, August-November 2004, Roanoke, VA
Harder Hall, BFA show, May 2001, Alfred University
Robert Turner Gallery, group show, November 2000; group show, September 1999; group show
November 1999; four person show October 1998, Alfred University
Rhodes Room, junior pottery show, December 1999, Alfred University
Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, summer show, May-August 1998; May-August 1999
COLLECTIONS
Pollock Works on Paper, Pollock Gallery, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Meadows School of the Arts, Owens Fine Art Center, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
RESIDENCIES/VISITING ARTIST
Watershed Center for Ceramic Art, Edgecomb, ME Summer/Fall 2002
Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR Visiting Artist October 2008
Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA Visiting Artist November 2008