Studio Paran is the creative endeavor of Richard Jones, who founded the glassworks in 1989 with a commitment to producing hand blown pieces characterized by strong design, skilled craftsmanship, bold use of color and innovative form. Through the years, Richard, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, has continued to develop the Studio Paran line, finding inspiration in both modern and ancient worlds, from East Asian ceramics to a Midwestern backyard garden. The artist’s work is distinctive for its controlled forms and deft decoration. Favorite series’ include floral, bamboo, kanji and enso motifs.
Richard’s Madison, WI, studio is open to visitors and offers a gallery of works by his fellow artisans.