Author Profile
Meghen Jones

Meghen Jones is Associate Professor of Art History at Alfred University. She earned a master’s degree in Ceramic Craft Design from Musashino Art University, Tokyo, and a PhD in the History of Art and Architecture from Boston University. Her recent publications include the essay “National Treasure Tea Bowls as Cultural Icons in Modern Japan,” in The Construction and Dynamics of Cultural Icons, edited by Erica van Boven and Marieke Winkler, and Ceramics and Modernity in Japan, a book she co-edited with Louise Allison Cort. Path of the Teabowl is her forthcoming edited catalogue of the exhibition she curated for the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum and the subject of a recorded virtual conference she organized.


Listening to Clay will undoubtedly form an important resource for years to come. In the Introduction, the authors describe this “listening” as an “attitude of receptivity, collaborating with rather than imposing intention on the material.”