Olive Jones

Olive Emily Jones (20 June 1893 26 December 1982) was a New Zealand potter.

Biography

Jones was born in Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand on 20 June 1893.[1]

Career

Jones was elected a life member of the New Zealand Society of Potters in 1965, together with Elizabeth Matheson and Oswold Stephens.[2] For six months between 1939-1940 Jones demonstrated and exhibited her work at the New Zealand Centennial Exhibition .

She exhibited with the Christchurch-based art association, The Group, in 1950.[3]

Her works are held in Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, MTG Hawke's Bay and Auckland War Memorial Museum.

In 2017, works by Jones were included in an exhibition of early New Zealand female potters, held in West Auckland.[4]

References

  1. Parker, John. "Olive Emily Jones". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  2. Coolahan, Kate. "Oswold Counsell Stephens". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  3. "The Group 1950". christchurchartgallery.org.nz. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  4. Foxcroft, Debrin (27 September 2017). "West Auckland exhibit showcases pioneering work of early female potters". Stuff. Retrieved 22 January 2018.


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