Lynda Jones Gallery
Born in Vancouver I grew up in North Burnaby and spent most of my first 25 year career in the production and management of graphic art projects for large corporations, advertising agencies and design studios in Vancouver.
‘ I had a life-long passion for pottery but it wasn’t until 1992 after moving to the North Okanagan that I started making it, as my second career. I enrolled in the ceramics summer program at Emily Carr College and since then have attended many workshops with internationally known potters, through the Potters Guild of B.C., Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts and Red Deer College.
I live on 2-1/2 Acres near Falkland, B.C. My continuing vision is to work in the peaceful natural setting of my home, producing quality pieces for discerning customers.
- Former US President Bill Clinton.
- National Exhibition, Canadian Pavilion at the 2009 Cheongju International Craft Biennale in Korea
- “Art of Craft” Exhibition at the Vancouver Museum for the 2010 Olympics
- “Invested” – Craft Council of BC 40th Anniversary Provincial Exhibition, Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, October 18 to November 9, 2013.
Burnished and Smoke-Fired Pottery
My work always begins on the wheel and the influence of native art from many countries is evident in my incised blackware and in my burnished and smoke-fired vessels.
My work reflects my need for simplicity and an even balance in my life. However, in this continuing struggle for balance I’m learning to accept change as a good thing. The spectacular effects of the smoke firing are helping me to learn that imbalance and spontaneity can also be a good thing.
My attention to detail and finishing are a signature quality of my work.
From this work I am learning not to calculate and plan everything, that each thing we do is a step which flows to the next thing, and to let go, trust and just know that “it all fits”.
More recently I have been branching out into jewelry.