Sarinda Jones currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sarinda’s minimalist approach gives her kiln-formed work a contemporary feel and illuminates the simple beauty of glass. Her work is collected nationally and frequently commissioned.
Sarinda specializes in custom art glass for architectural, interior and exterior/landscape designs. Over the years, Sarinda has worked with talented designers to create everything from tables, tiles, and sinks to windows and site-specific sculptures. Please contact her to discuss your custom glass needs.
Phone. 801.835.8611 * Website. www.sarindajones.com
Sarinda Jones is a kiln-formed glass artist, with a background in fine art and art history. She studied at the internationally renowned Pilchuck Glass School, as well as North Lands Creative Glass in Scotland. An award-winning artist, she was a Niche Finalist in 2010. Sarinda shows her work internationally and has been commissioned to create a variety of glass sculpture pieces for private and commercial patrons. She had been a board member of the Salt Lake Arts Council for Public Art from 2009-2016. Sarinda taught at Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY in Feb. 2014 and as recently as June 2017.
My practice is an exploration of liminal spaces. I investigate the territory between art and craft, image and idea, rules and anarchy, and science and intuition. Craft is highly codified. This is particularly the case with glass—if you don’t follow the rules of physics, the whole work will be lost—yet it is also the playground where rules can be bent and boundaries can be pushed. Science is also that way—in the physics of glass, as well as in genetics, biology, chemistry—all science. Science is a codified, regulated world where intuition happens within the structure of the discipline and rules are broken and boundaries are challenged.
My work is about abstraction. It is a literal abstraction that has a point of departure, often abstract itself, that I encode, then find a way to translate into pure form and pure material and pure color. I might visually describe the feeling of being in a hospital. First, I identify the visual and emotional code of the place: it is antiseptic, it is green, it is too cold, it is a place of fear, pain, healing, it smells of heavy metals and cleaners, it is bright, solarized, washed-out. I then translate that code into a code of form and color within the parameters of the physics of glass, exploring historical painting issues of texture, color, flatness, depth, image, abstraction.