Studio Paran is the creative endeavor of Richard Jones. A 1988 graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Jones' hand blown glass is grounded in strong design, skilled craftsmanship, bold use of color and innovative form. In his explorations of the functional form, Jones imbues each piece with a grace and elegance born of the attention given hand crafted work. With influences from East Asian decorative arts to Midwestern backyard gardens he strives to bring relevant work to the ever changing contemporary world.
The glasswork of Studio Paran can be found in galleries, museum shops and Cappaert Contemporary Gallery.