Brenda Jones

Brenda Jones has taught art for all ages from elementary to university. She has worked in Jeffco Public Schools and is currently living in South Fork, CO focusing on studio practices and working with the Creede Art Council community activities. Her narrative ceramic sculptural and slip cast works have been in numerous shows across a number of states and are represented by Abbey Lane Gallery in Creede, Colorado. She has a Masters of Arts in Art History and Ceramics from Wichita State University and has been a resident of Red Ledge Clay Center in Montana as well as a Fulbright Summer teacher in both Argentina and Japan.

Brenda is interested in developing each student’s personal story through the process of working with clay. Confidence building, self reliance, imagination and creativity are key skills that she focuses on during art making. Students learn key skills of building, finishing and reflecting while creating work in clay. This engaging medium helps students to make connections with art throughout time and across curricula. Brenda’s instruction focuses on individual creativity, problem solving and encouragement.

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Brenda Jones is available for full or part-time residencies.

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  • Clay Slab Building

    Workshop or Residency for grades 1st through 12th

    This is a custom designed program based on your current curriculum and students’ interest and abilities. The focus will be on using and creating with rolled clay slab and could include textural tiles, boxes or masks with a visual narrative or story.

  • Figurative Building With Coils and Pinch Pots

    Workshop or Residency for grades K through 12th

    Students will create clay figures focusing on human or animal forms using coil and pinch pot techniques. They will build up forms based on what fits best with your curriculum and needs. For example, if students are studying about a particular region, piece of literature or historical time, the type of figure created can relate to that study. This is a custom designed project and can involve individual or collaborative clay projects.

  • Mold Making

    Workshop or Residency for grades 6th through 12th

    In this course students will learn how molds are used in ceramics. They will be introduced to sprig mold, positive and negative drape molds, press molds and plaster cast molds depending on the time and needs of the teacher. Final projects from the molds is an option.

  • Functional Work

    Workshop or Residency for grades 1st through 12th

    Students will learn about what makes a ceramics work functional. Possible projects or works can include wheel thrown pieces (depending on class equipment), coil built vessels, slab boxes or pinch pot containers. How these pieces function aesthetically in our environment and how they have been made throughout time can be discussed. For example, there are very specific Jomon pots that early functional vessels in Japan and this workshop can focus on functional work within a specific culture. This project will be tailored to the teacher’s needs, time and equipment.

  • Alternative Finishing

    Workshop or Residency for grades 6th through 12th

    Ceramic work can be finished in a number of different ways. These include encaustic, image transfer, screen printing, cold finish, underglazes, sgrafitto and mishima. Some of these processes grow out of traditions in a specific culture or region and some of them are particularly useful in a narrative or story telling context. Based on the teacher need, a custom project can be developed to incorporate one or several of these specific techniques.