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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Lover's Bench by Mark Jones

Crafted out of a solid log of Macracarpa. 
This beautiful Lover's Bench took over a year to create. 

Using Chain Saw, Grinders, Sanders and a lot lot of personal sweat. 

This is a "one off" piece of art which would suit a shaded "special" private spot on your property. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Kelly’s Korean handpainting class - 세라믹 핸드페인팅 수강/체험>

Kelly’s Korean handpainting class - 세라믹 핸드페인팅 수강/체험>

세라믹 핸드페인팅 수강/체험>
Kelly O's class
“예쁜 초벌 도자기에 나만의 그림으로 특별한 그릇을 만들어 보아요”

성인/어린이 일일체험

- 분당 죽전 도자기공방 컬러웍스 운영 및 강의
- 이천도자기축제 핸드페인팅 강사
- 세라믹 핸드페인팅 작품 전시회 3회
- 핸드페인팅 도자기 전문 쇼핑몰 운영
- 미국 던컨사 강사 자격증

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매주 토요일 09:30-12:30
매주 일요일 13:00~17:00

C.P 021.633.928
TEL 273.4123

Kelly's class
Do you want something unique and special made by you?

Team Building Class
(mother and daughter,co-workers,sisters,friends,etc)
Birthday Party
Adult as well as children Classes
Holiday Class

+ Owned a studio in major cities in Korea
+ Have taught in many different classes including the ceramic festival in korea, intermediate schools, community centre, kindergartens, etc.
+ Has had own exhibitions
+ Has online shopping site

You can visit
to see more of my work at Botany Pottery Studio (Bot Pots):
Unit 1A Bishop’s Gate Business Centre,
2 Bishop Dunn Place, East Tamaki,Manukau

mobile 021.633.928
tel 273.4123

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Doodlwood Chair


                        DOODLEWOOD CHAIR

           Mark John Fitzgerald Jones
                             Born London
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I started my wood carving career back in 1984, carving wooden rocking horses for a company named Stevenson Brothers, and had sixteen enjoyable years working for them.
I had the pleasure of carving a rocking horse for the late Princess Diana, for Princess Beatrice and I was involved in the making of a 12 horse carousel for the Sultan of Brunei, just to mention a few.

In my spare time I hand carved wooden House signs, which were very popular in the UK.
I had my own workshop in a village named Bethersden nr. Ashford Kent and then I had
quite an involvement in Church carving, which was mainly using English Oak.

In 1996 I started to lean more towards Contemporary sculpture which excited me very much, having
gained a lot of experience in using an electric chainsaw over the years.
I suddenly realised that great shapes and forms were coming to me quite naturally.
After various types of sculpture were achieved, I set my sights a tad higher.
That year after a lot of thought, I decided to create ‘The Doodlewood Chair’.
This was mind blowing for me, I learnt so much whilst creating this Masterpiece,
This chair still stands proudly in the UK, its destiny as yet unknown. I have many ideas to where I would like it to be enjoyed, but these have not arisen as yet - who knows?.

I came to this beautiful country in February 2003, after a few years settling in I had met some amazing people who guided me in the right direction and through working for different Cabinet making companies. I gained a different type of woodworking experience.
Then in December 2010 I went to buy a bag of clay, stumbling across a shop named Botpots at Bishops Dunn place.

There I met the owner of the shop, Richard Rushton who was very much into my sculpture.
He offered me a place next to his shop, to carve and demonstrate my skills, using a Macracarpa tree trunk passed on to me through Habitat for Humanity. Thankyou Richard for believing in me.
Since Feb 2011 every Saturday I have been carving this trunk into a ‘Lovers bench‘.

Among other pieces including this chair, my chosen tool was actually a petrol chainsaw.
This is now my tool of choice for my sculpting.
Please take a look at my blog site and enjoy my work show cased so far in this new journey.
I would like to take the time to thank, Habitat for Humanity and not forgetting the team at STIHL.