Taliaferro Jones is back from the Cheongju International Craft Biennale!

Back from exhibition at the Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Taliaferro Jones will participate in Ontario Craft ’09 with Luna (2009), a kiln cast crystal sculpture.

Ontario Craft Council's juried biennial exhibition will open Friday, November 13th, ongoing through December 30th. The opening reception, in Toronto, is this Friday from 5:30-8:30 at the Ontario Craft’s Council, 990 Queen Street West. For more information, please go to: http://www.craft.on.ca/Programs/Exhibitions-upcoming.

Jones, a first-time exhibitor at the Cheongju International Craft Biennale in Seoul (South Korea), presented Embrace (2005). A three-part themed exhibition, Jones contributed to "Unity and Diversity" where curators Kai Chan, Susan Edgerly and Gord Thompson, among others, sought responses from craftspeople to review their work in context with the Canadian craft movement. Presented were questions relative to whether Canadian craft possesses a unified identity, and whether vast physical and cultural geographies complicate and diversify the issue of identity.

Image, above right: Taliaferro Jones. Luna, 2009. Kiln cast crystal. 9.5 x 17 x 6 in., below right: Taliaferro Jones. Embrace, 2005. Kiln cast lead glass, diptych. 26 x 26 x 17 in.