Jonathan was born in 1977 and grew up in the UK Midlands, he now lives and works in London.
Jon considers his practice as a means of storytelling, drawing from the relationship he views between commonplace drama, ritual and folklore. He is interested in the characters and scenarios which enrich a community that he depicts and celebrates through his work.
Following a BA from Wolverhampton in 2000, Jon established his practice through exhibiting within the UK, ceramic festivals in Mino Japan, Shaanxi China and at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee at Buckingham Palace. Awarded with a scholarship from The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust, he graduated with an MA from The Royal College of Art in 2014, specialising in ceramics. Most recently, Jon has raised funds for NHS Charities, responding to the UK Lockdown in throwing one hundred decorated, porcelain tea bowls, one of which was acquired by The Museum of London, in documenting the response of London to the Covid pandemic.
‘In making, there is a tipping point that I am looking for, the moment where a character becomes relatable. Through this, each work becomes a vessel, recording narrative and the energy of making. I’m interested in how time becomes a hand in my work, as it does in materials such as stone or clay. The idea of capturing a fragile, transitory state, which may be read in the hereafter.’