Linda Jones Nathan Jones
B.A. Fine Art B.A. Fine Art
Humboldt State University Humboldt State University
M.F.A. Fine Art
Linda and Nathan Jones are Jewelry and Metal artists who have been working together since meeting in the Metals Studio as undergrads at Humboldt State University over 20 years ago. Nathan then earned an MFA in Metals at Miami University in Ohio. They have lived an “Artists Life” ever since: Nathan taught Jewelry and Metals at Earlham College for 14 years while Linda balanced working in the studio with raising their children.
Linda and Nathan share a studio equipped to compliment their wide range of skill and talent. This allows them to work both collaboratively and separately to produce fine metal artwork ranging from contemporary Silver Jewelry to Teapots, Ladles and other Functional Objects.
The curse of a common name like Jones lead them to work under the studio name Persimmon Metals; persimmons being a metaphor for patience, echoing the time and care required for the exacting detail of their work. Their work has been included in shows, exhibitions and competitions across the United States. As full time artists they sell their work at select, juried, art fairs and through gallery representation.