Douglas Jones


Doug Jones grew up near Washington, DC where he spent many happy hours perusing the Smithsonian museums as well as hiking and camping with friends and family. After graduating from Wesleyan University, with a BA in history, Doug came to realize that his real vocation was to design and make objects, particularly from wood. He completed the Fine Woodworking program at Bucks County Community College and went on to get an MFA in Furniture Design from Rhode Island School of Design in 1992. He moved to the sunny skies of New Mexico in 2006 and joined the faculty at SFCC. He currently works out of his studio in Los Lunas, NM and his artwork can be seen at Tierra Mar Gallery in Santa Fe and at

“My current body of furniture and objects explore the productive territory between fine woodworking and the elemental force of fire. Introducing the unpredictability and destructive potential of the flame allows for a more intuitive, spontaneous, and free way of working wood. Burning creates a rich, variable surface of complex color, texture, and form. My goal is to sensitively transform each surface, pushing the material to the limit of what is possible.”