Jones Glassworks - Biography
The technique of fusing glass can be traced back more than 4,000 years. It was a process used by the Phoenicians to create pieces for function, then art. Today, Jones Glassworks uses the same process to create beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces for art, then function.
In the fusing process, glass is heated in high temperature kilns where it can be formed and textured. Often the piece is then put into a mold where it's fired a second time and slumped to get its shape. During each process, the glass must be slowly cooled back to room temperature. This annealing technique relieves stress in the glass. The process is labor intensive, but results in a creation that has unique strength and beauty.
Jones Glassworks designs and produces a variety of home furnishings, accessories and gifts. Care has been taken to ensure that each piece expresses a unique pattern of color and surface texture. At Jones Glassworks their focus is to produce well-crafted and distinctive designs in the fused glass medium. From the development of functional art glass for the home, to the installation of public art, and the creation of large architectural projects, Jones Glassworks unites age-old kiln casting techniques with the vitality of exploration.