Jonathan Chiswell-Jones

Jonathan graduated from Farnham Art School in 1974 and worked for Joe Finch at Appin Pottery in Scotland. He began making once fired domestic ware in a pale stoneware body, guided and inspired by Bernard Leach’s ‘A Potters Book’. He went on to work in porcelain and to decorate with a brush.

In 1999, Jonathan moved to East Sussex where he built a smaller kiln in a more spacious workshop. He began to experiment seriously with reduction fired lustre which had fascinated him ever since he attended a course given by the late Marjorie Clinton two years previously.

This now absorbs most of his attention. It provides challenges at every stage of the process. The last firing during which nano particles of silver and of copper are deposited in the glaze and reflect light, can provide joy and frustration in equal measure. Aside from the magic of lustre firings, there is the wonder of endless possibilities to be discovered down a path which might seem to the outsider both narrow and constrained.

He loves working in a thousand year old tradition which has roots in the Middle East, flowered  in Moorish Spain and 19th century Europe, was revived in this country by Alan Caiger-Smith, and today provides a glittering thread to those determined enough to pick it up and carry it, as the spirit takes them, into the future.

Jonathan Chiswell-Jones
tile – angel fish
£68.00

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Jonathan Chiswell-Jones
tile – puffin
£68.00

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Jonathan Chiswell-Jones
tile – wren
£68.00

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Jonathan Chiswell-Jones
tile – two fish and weed
£68.00

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Jonathan Chiswell-Jones
tile – bee and xanthemum
£68.00

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Jonathan Chiswell-Jones
herb robert and leaves – small bowl
£146.00

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Jonathan Chiswell-Jones
xanthemum and fly – small bowl
£159.00

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Jonathan Chiswell-Jones
red roses – small bowl
£159.00

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Jonathan Chiswell-Jones
perch and minnows – small bowl
£146.00

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Jonathan Chiswell-Jones
bottle – apple blossom
£150.00

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Jonathan Chiswell-Jones
herb robert – vase with three lugs
£180.00

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Jonathan Chiswell-Jones
blue iris – altered bottle
£200.00

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Jonathan Chiswell-Jones
fish and weed – slim vase
£238.00

PRODUCT CODE:JCJ408X114

Jonathan Chiswell-Jones
star pattern red on black – small bowl
£159.00

PRODUCT CODE:JCJ408X172

Jonathan Chiswell-Jones
angel fish – extra small bowl
£146.00

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Jonathan Chiswell-Jones
grasses and weeds on burgs – slim vase
£232.00

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Jonathan Chiswell-Jones
carnation on blue – slim vase
£220.00

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Jonathan Chiswell-Jones
tile goose
£68.00

PRODUCT CODE:JCJ408X156

Jonathan Chiswell-Jones
jug
£220.00

PRODUCT CODE:JCJ408X138

Jonathan Chiswell-Jones
tile dragonfly
£68.00

PRODUCT CODE:JCJ408X122

Jonathan Chiswell-Jones
tile cockerel
£68.00

PRODUCT CODE:JCJ408X68

Jonathan Chiswell-Jones
fox and hare – small bowl
RESERVED

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Jonathan Chiswell-Jones
heron and weeds – tall vase
SOLD

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