Chris Jones is an English glassmaker, currently living and working near Lake Taupo in New Zealand.
Until arriving in New Zealand, Jones worked at the highly respected Neil Wilkin Studios, in Frome, Somerset for over 5 years. During this time Jones developed his skills as a glassmaker and worked on pieces for renowned European glass artists such as Peter Bremers and Floris Meydam.
Jones arrived in New Zealand with the hopes of something good, something fresh, a new start in a place so like 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."
Jones is currently working for Lava Glass and working on his own pieces, which can be found in Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, Whangarei, Taupo, Rotorua in notable galleries.