The initial inspiration for these porcelain pieces is in Chinese ceramic tradition. The forms are adapted from a Liao Dynasty Chinese ‘saddle gourd’ that traditionally held water. These non-functional pieces aim to be pleasing to the eye, having an air of playfulness. Each piece is unique.
The jars can bee seen as functional containers having a ceremonial purpose which is related to their scale and volume as many are over one metre in height.. As closed forms they represent an isolated pocket of existence - an enclosed space cut off from the world around by a ceramic wall. If you put your ear to them you can hear snippets of conversations, music or other sounds.
David Jones produces domestic stoneware pottery with an emphasis on quality and durability.
The ware is compatible with modern domestic appliances including ovens and dishwashers.
The base of each pot is burnished to a smooth surface.
David Jones recently featured on BBC Points West throwing ice cream on a potters wheel. The aim of the project is to create solid representations of transient moments using three dimensional photography, computer manipulation and CNC technology.
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