Born in Vancouver, Lynda Jones grew up in North Burnaby and spent the first 25 years of her career producing and managing graphic arts projects for advertising agencies and design studios in Vancouver. In 1992, after moving to the Okanagan, Jones started to pursue her passion for pottery. She enrolled in the ceramics summer program at Emily Carr College and since then has 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.
Jones’ continuing vision is to work in the peaceful natural setting of her home, producing quality pieces. Her work is influenced by Indigenous art from different countries around the world, evidently seen in her incised black-ware, and 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.”
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