Sat, Dec. 20, 10-6pm
Sunday, Dec. 21, 12-4pm
Monday-Wed, Dec 22-24, 8-4pm
Studio Paran is the creative endevor of Richard Jones. Located in the Schenks Corners neighborhood of Madison Wisconsin we make hand blown glass vases and sometimes art. I have been blowing glass for over 25 years and over that time I've come to realize the primacy of the flower. Making a vase is not just making another object of home decor, but creating an exquisite frame for flowers. It is an opportunity to engage a dialogue between vase, craftsman, landscape, flower, arranger, and guest. It is a bridge between human built architecture and the organic landscape.
My life as an artist began early with drawing lessons from a small town neighbor and propelled me on a path that lead to a BFA in glass from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1988. I've since worked for and with other glass artists and in 2006 took over full ownership of Studio Paran.
When I'm not blowing glass I'm renovating the other half of my studio building into and apartment , playing with my kids, and learning Ikebana and tring to grow a few things, green things and less tangible things.
Studio Paran and the tokonoma gallery are normally open M-F 8-4:30 and weekends by chance or appointment
Studio Paran, glass blowing Studio and Tokonoma Gallery
2051 Winnebago Street
Madison, WIsconsin 53704