Professor Jeffrey Jones
MA PhD Reader (Ceramics)
t: 029 2041 6607
Specialist Subject Areas
Contemporary studio ceramics and its recent history
Relationships between ceramics and sculpture
PhD History of Art (Ceramics), University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1999
MA Ceramics, CNAA, Cardiff Institute of Higher Education, 1992
ATD (Art Teacher’s Diploma), City of Leicester Polytechnic, 1974
Dip AD (Diploma in Art and Design, Fine Art), NCDAD, Trent Polytechnic Nottingham, 1973
Dr Jeffrey Jones is Reader in Ceramics at Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC). He teaches on the BA and MA Ceramics courses, supervises PhD candidates and conducts his own programme of research into historical and contemporary developments in ceramics. In 2009/2010 he was visiting Research Fellow at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, the main output being the curation of the exhibition ‘A Rough Equivalent: Sculpture and Pottery from the Post-War Period’ at Leeds Art Gallery (Sept. 2010 – Jan. 2011) with an accompanying interpretative essay published by the Institute. He has been the invited speaker at many conferences, most recently ‘Collaboration, Research in Ceramics Now’ at University of Westminster, June 2010. He was founder-editor in 2000 of Interpreting Ceramics electronic journal, with issue 12 published in October 2010, edited in collaboration with Dr Mary Drach McInnes, Alfred University, New York State College of Ceramics. He led the initiative to establish the National Centre for Ceramics in Wales with Prof. Moira Vincentelli of Aberystwyth University in 2010. His book Studio Pottery in Britain 1900-2005, a major survey of the field, was published by A&C Black in 2007.
I am continuing my research into the relationships between ceramics and sculpture, which I was able to pursue at an advanced level with the award of my Research Fellowship at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds during 2009 – 2010. I am writing a chapter for a book on the ceramicist Gordon Baldwin, whose work over the last sixty years has been positioned somewhere between the disciplines of ceramics and sculpture. In 2009 I was awarded a Vice Chancellor’s Doctoral Award from UWIC for the appointment of a PhD student to continue aspects of my research and Laura Gray is now working on her doctoral project which addresses the research question: ‘In What Ways Are The Relationships Between Pottery And Sculpture Negotiated And Revealed In Contemporary Ceramics Practice?’
Working collaboratively with other key individuals and institutions has always been important to my research and I am currently planning a project entitled ‘Fifty Years of Ceramics’ in Wales’ with Professor Moira Vincentelli of Aberystwyth University and Andrew Renton, Curator of Applied Arts at the National Museum Cardiff. Anticipated outcomes of the project are an exhibition, a database and a range of publications.
Principal Publications and/or Exhibitions
Click here to view Dr Jones’s papers and publications on Cardiff Metropolitan University’s DSpace repository.
2012 (in preparation), ‘Gordon Baldwin: An Artist in London’, chapter for the book Gordon Baldwin, York Museums Trust.
2010 ‘Geng Xue: The Other Side’, Ceramic Review, issue 242, March/April 2010, p.25 (ISSN, 0144-1825).
2010 ‘A Rough Equivalent: Sculpture and Pottery in the Post-War Period’, essay to accompany the exhibition of the same name at Leeds Art Gallery, 16 pages, published by Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (ISBN 978-1-905462-33-9).
2009 ‘Barrett-Danes, A Continuing Tradition’, catalogue essay to accompany the exhibition of the same name, Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran, 9 pages, (ISBN: 978-09556047-2-0).
2007 Studio Pottery in Britain 1900-2005, book published by A&C Black, 256 pages (ISBN 13: 978-07136-7013-4).
2007 ‘Idea and Act Ceramics Symposium’, Crafts, no.209, Nov/Dec 2007, p.71 (ISSN 0306-610X.
2004 ‘Meri Wells – A Kind of Belonging’, Ceramics Art and Perception, no.58, 2004, pp.34-37. (ISSN 1035-1841).
2004 ‘Keeping Quiet and Finding a Voice: Ceramics and the Art of Silence’, Interpreting Ceramics, no.5, 2004, http://www.uwic.ac.uk/ICRC/issue005/keepingquiet.htm (ISSN 1471-146X).
2003 ‘Geoffrey Swindell: Passed and Present’, Ceramic Review, no.200, March/April 2003, p.55. (ISSN 0144-1825).
2002 ‘Heatwork’, Ceramic Review, no.197, September/October 2002, pp.28-31. (ISSN 0144-1825).
2002 ‘Studio Ceramics: The End of the Story? Interpreting Ceramics, no.2, 2002, http://www.uwic.ac.uk/icrc/issue002/studioceramics.htm (ISSN 1471-146X).
2001 ‘Trace Elements: The Art of Anne Butler’, Ceramics Art and Perception, no.46, 2001, pp.64-66. (ISSN 1035-1841).
2001 ‘Internationalism at Aberystwyth’, Ceramics Technical, no.13, 2001, pp.91-93 (ISSN 1324-4175).
2000 ‘Grayson Perry: The Pot is the Man’, in The Body Politic: The Role of the Body and Contemporary Craft, London, Crafts Council, 2000, pp.96-102 (ISBN 1870145992).
2000 ‘In Search of the Picassoettes’, Interpreting Ceramics, no.1, 2000, http://www.uwic.ac.uk/ICRC/issue001/picasso/picasso.htm (ISSN 1471-146X).
2000 ‘Context is as Important as Form: Interpreting Ceramics’, Ceramics in Society, no.41, Autumn 2000, pp.20-21 (ISSN 0968-4158).
1999 ‘Listening to Bernard Leach: Exploring the Testimony of A Studio Potter’, Oral History: The Journal of the Oral History Society, Autumn 1999, vol.27, no.2, pp.68-76 (ISSN 0 143 0955).
1999 ‘Ceramics Contemporaries 3: Ceramics in Education’, Ceramics: Art and Perception, no.37, 1999, pp.94-97 (ISSN 1035-1841).
1997 ‘Telling Tales with Technology’, Oral History: The Journal of the Oral History Society, vol.25, no.1, Spring 1997, pp.25-28 (ISSN 0 143 0955).
Curated Exhibitions with Publication
2010 (September) – 2011 (January), ‘A Rough Equivalent: Sculpture and Pottery in the Post-War Period’, Leeds Art Gallery, with accompanying essay, 2010, 16 pages, published by Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (ISBN 978-1-905462-33-9).
2009 ‘Barrett-Danes, A Continuing Tradition’, (as co-curator with Moira Vincentelli, Aberystwyth University), Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran, with accompanying catalogue essay, 2009, 9 pages, published by Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre (ISBN: 978-09556047-2-0)
Authored Catalogue Essays
2003 ‘Ingrid Murphy’, Modus Operandi, Ruthin Craft Centre, March 2003, pp.24-29 (ISBN 1 900941 57).
2000 ‘Morgen Hall’, Ceramic Series, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, no.97, 2 pages.
2009 Research Fellowship, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds.
2009 Vice Chancellor’s Doctoral Award, Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC), fully funded bursary for a PhD student (Laura Gray).
2008 Bursary Award for Research Student, Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC), fully funded bursary for a PhD student (Leah McLaughlin).
2006 The Head Trust, research grant, £750 for ‘Speak for Yourself’ project, see http://www.uwic.ac.uk/ICRC/issue007/about.htm
2005 AHRC research award, £4,965 for ‘The Fragmented Figure’, dissemination of conference papers through Interpreting Ceramics electronic journal, see http://www.uwic.ac.uk/ICRC/issue008/contents.htm and http://www.fragmentedfigure.net/
2001 AHRB research award, £5,000, Michael Cardew electronic database, see http://www.researchingceramics.net
• ADC217 – 20th Century Ceramics/Seminar Paper (double module, module leader)
• ADC216 – Dissertation 1 (module leader)
• ADC320 – Dissertation 2 (module leader)
• MAC403 – Research Methods
• MAC408 – Developing a Theoretical Context for Student’s Studio-based Practice (module leader)
• MAC409 – Modernism and After: Locating Your Practice (module leader)
Supervision of Doctoral Research (titles or broad areas of investigation)
• Leah McLaughlin, ‘Interaction between Ceramicist and Material: An Investigation using the Moving-Image’ (Director of Studies, UWIC Bursary Award for Research Student) .
• Laura Gray, ‘In What Ways Are The Relationships Between Pottery And Sculpture Negotiated And Revealed In Contemporary Ceramics Practice? (Director of Studies, UWIC Vice Chancellor’s Doctoral Award).
• Coll Minogue, ‘Wood-fired Ceramics – Pioneer Women Artists’ (Second Supervisor for student registered at Aberystwyth University).