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
Lidded Jar Dianthus and Dragonfly JCJ408Y219
£293.00 £264.20 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:JCJ408Y219

Jonathan Chiswell-Jones
Small Slim Vase Thistles and Plant JCJ408Y221
£232.00 £209.20 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:JCJ408Y221

Jonathan Chiswell-Jones
Small Bowl Elderflower JCJ408Y217
£171.00 £154.19 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:JCJ408Y217

Jonathan Chiswell-Jones
Extra Small Bowl Yellow Resist on Blue JCJ408Y212
£159.00 £143.37 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:JCJ408Y212

Jonathan Chiswell-Jones
Small Bowl Thrush and Dandelion JCJ408Y216
£171.00 £154.19 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:JCJ408Y216

Jonathan Chiswell-Jones
Extra Small Bowl Three Yellow Roses JCJ408Y211
£159.00 £143.37 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:JCJ408Y211

Jonathan Chiswell-Jones
Small Long Necked Vase JCJ408Y220
£244.00 £220.02 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:JCJ408Y220

Jonathan Chiswell-Jones
Extra Small Bowl Four Fold Pattern JCJ408Y213
£232.00 £209.20 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:JCJ408Y213

Jonathan Chiswell-Jones
De Coupe Dish Three Roses JCJ408Y222
£293.00 £264.20 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:JCJ408Y222

Jonathan Chiswell-Jones
Fish and Weed Jug JCJ408Y202
£232.00 £209.20 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:JCJ408Y202

Jonathan Chiswell-Jones
Dianthus Tile JCJ408Y209
£55.00 £49.59 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:JCJ408Y209

Jonathan Chiswell-Jones
Repeat Dianthus Vase JCJ408Y200
£244.00 £220.02 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:JCJ408Y200

Jonathan Chiswell-Jones
Antler Locking Bowl JCJ408Y205
£159.00 £143.37 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:JCJ408Y205

Jonathan Chiswell-Jones
tile dragonfly JCJ408Y122
£68.00 £61.32 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:JCJ408X122