Howard Jones
at the Ohio Craft Museum
February 3–April 6, 2019


(Columbus, Ohio)—A pine-cone hammer, barbed-wire paint brush, a rake chair—these are just a few of the whimsical creations made by St. Louis artist Howard Jones that will be showcased in the Ohio Craft Museum’s exhibition, “Re:Tooled.” Over 50 of Jones’ repurposed objects will be presented. Jones has always loved tools, and for the last few years, has focused on “trying to create unexpected new uses for them in keeping with, but enlarging upon, their original purpose,” he says.

An Ohio native, Jones graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in studio art and humanities, and received an MFA in painting and printmaking at Ohio University. He turned his attention to making objects in the mid 1990s, combining everyday objects with materials like bricks, rugs or typewriter keys. His latest work is featured in the cover article of the December/January 2019 issue of American Craft magazine.

During a special closing reception, Jones will present a hands-on, tool-altering workshop from 1:00–3:00 pm. After the workshop, he will give a gallery talk on his process of transforming ordinary objects into art (4:00–6:00 pm). To register for the workshop, see Registration is not required for the free gallery talk.

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