Meinir Wyn Jones
Meinir spent her childhood days collecting objects, drawing and like all farm kids, playing in dirt! Surprisingly this proved to be a valuable background when she enrolled at University of Sunderland, England, studying Glass, Architectural Glass and Ceramics. Meinir developed her passion for drawing and using interesting and pre-loved objects to gain a first class honours degree. Her award winning ceramic work has been exhibited throughout Europe, America and Canada. Jones has been featured in numerous publications. Meinir has completed Artist Residencies in Washington DC, British Columbia and at The National Glass Centre U.K.
Currently based in Wales, Meinir has a ceramic studio on the farm where she grew up. She makes contemporary ceramics for gallery exhibition and a range of bespoke handmade pieces, which draw their influence from Wales` rich and varied history.
Contemporary themes expressed through image and text is combined with Jones’ rural identity and international travel. Her limited production pieces have a welcome familiarity while retaining her unique and contemporary use of porcelain.
Meinir’s gallery work is easily recognizable, edgy pieces, spikes of precious porcelain, often penetrating softer familiar found objects. The wood used in this work, Thresh, is from up cycled pallets, which were used to deliver sheep and cattle feed to the farm. The metal parts of the work are taken from an old threshing machine that Meinir’s grandfather and forefathers used to separate the grain from the stalks and the husks.