Red Lodge Clay Center, Long-Term Resident 2021 – 2022
Bill Jones grew up in Bucks County, PA and studied architecture and design at Lehigh University and the University of Michigan. In 2012, he moved to North Carolina to begin a 2 year apprenticeship with woodfire potter and sculptor, Daniel Johnston. In the years since, Bill established his own studio, worked as a production potter and took on several artist in residence positions. In 2021 he moved to Montana to be a long term resident at Red Lodge Clay Center.
My pots are drawings. They carry with them thought and feeling and memory. Each piece is an attempt to realize an idealized form in my head. I work rapidly and in series because these attempts are never wholly successful and I’m always eager to try again. The work is never done and beauty is found in the process.