Artist - Chris Jones

Chris Jones is an English glassmaker, currently living and working near Lake Taupo in New Zealand. Until arriving in New Zealand, Chris worked at the highly-respected Neil Wilkin Studios in Frome, Somerset, for over 5 years. During this time Chris developed his skills as a glass-maker and worked on pieces for renowned European glass artists such as Peter Bremers and Floris Meydam. Chris arrived in New Zealand in 2004 - a promise of something good, something fresh, a new start in a place so like his home but distantly different.

"All I have as a tool is a focus on glass. This new environment, its' delights, its' treasures, are all there for me to enjoy and I hope to express these new experiences in this most elegant of mediums."