Robert Jones originally came from the industrial West Midlands in the UK. Robert served his apprenticeship as a pattern maker working for one of the largest foundry companies in the UK which at that time. In 1988 Robert moved to New Zealand where he soon became involved in the local woodturning scene. At this time woodwork was still a hobby although most of his work was being sold readily in galleries and exhibitions throughout New Zealand.
In 1995 Robert relocated to Mundijong a small town south of Perth in WA. Since this time, he has worked full time creating works in wood which he supplies to galleries around Australia. Rob’s practice as a craftsman revolves around woodturning enhanced with silver, copper & metallic leaf. Favouring the textures of Sheoak, Jarrah and Jacaranda, he finds that his objects progress mainly from a basic form or shape which evolves. Constantly revising, he finds that changes in perspective of the original form bring developments in the use of colour or decorative effect. Currently, his inspiration comes from the play of sunlight on water. Rob is driven by sculptural, rather than functional objects.
Made in Western Australia.