Living BIG and making little — since 2006
At Jones & Co our mission is simple: to live a little.
We do this by bringing fun, delight, adventure and the spirit of the abundant host to every part of the Jones & Co business.
From the products we design and craft by hand, to the relationships we enjoy with collaborators, customers and the community, we’re always taking care of the little things we know make people smile.
As a team, we turn up to do the work, again and again, making decisions by the thousands to do things the right way. And to have some fun while we’re doing it.
Go on, live a little!
Original ceramic designs — handmade at scale
Every Jones & Co product is carefully designed and crafted by hand to last a lifetime. Our original ceramics are inspired by new ideas, fresh perspectives and a playful exploration of current and emerging design trends. You won’t find a mass-produced plain white vase in our collection. Each piece is full of colour, pattern, life and energy. A single mug might have 1000 hand-painted spots, blotches or stripes.
Customers, collectors and collaborators— like family
JENNIFER JONES •
FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR
Jennifer Sampson •
Chloe Muras •
Customer Service Specialist
Suzanne Dias •
How it all started
The story of Jones & Co
Manila, The Philippine Islands
The spirit of the abundant host
Picture this. It’s the 1970s and you’re a Filipino-English kid, standing in your lounge room, decked out in a kimono and singing in Japanese to your English dad’s customers. The visitors arrived from the airport in the air conditioned Toyota HiAce van your dad gutted and refurbed with genuine first-class aeroplane seats from Philippine Airlines.
In the kitchen, your glamorous Filipino mother is preparing a delicious, dramatic meal for your guests. To start there will be gambas al ajillo, a traditional dish of small prawns served in beautiful Chinese lacquered boxes. And to finish dessert will be served en flambé.
Manila, The Philippine Islands
Your house is full of rattan and wicker furniture, macrame plant hangers, Capiz shell lampshades, carved wooden pineapple bowls. The very same homewares and handicrafts your mum and dad sell and export to Ikea, Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Laura Ashley and retailers all over the world. Business trips were disguised as family holidays and were as far-flung as Sweden, Japan, Florida and London.
You’re Jennifer Jones — aka JJ or Miss Jones — founder of Jones & Co.
1970's - 2006
Surry Hills, Sydney
Big dreams start little
In 2006, after a decade-long stint working in big-name fashion labels including Pepe Jeans, Ralph Lauren, Nike, and Diesel, JJ stood in front of her first-ever trade fair stand with a collection of carefully curated products from her beloved Philippines. With her parents standing by her side, she took her first order from a store that still stocks Jones & Co to this day.
From the first office in Surry Hills, JJ dragged boxes of delicate bone china ceramics in interesting and unexpected shapes — think crumpled paper bags and high-top sneakers — up and down the stairs to be unpacked, re-packed and re-shipped by hand.
It was hard work but JJ, true to her parent’s legacy, always found ways to imbue it with adventure, delight and fun.
Bondi and Sydney, Australia
Two Jens are better than one
Together with Creative Director, Jennifer Sampson, JJ expanded the Jones & Co range to include planters and pots, mugs and cups, trays and platters and more.
With JJ based in Bondi Beach and Jen in Sydney’s Inner West, they each bring a fresh interpretation of modern trends to our evolving range of products at Jones & Co. Their similar passions — for food, travel, interior style, art and fashion — and their shared vision for the business: to bring fun, adventure, delight and the spirit of the abundant host to homes right across the globe drives everything they do.
South East Asia
Taking care of the little details
At Jones & Co we work with talented craftspeople in the Philippines and Vietnam to bring our ideas and designs to life. It’s a genuinely collaborative process, with JJ and Jen designing products the Jones & Co craftspeople are skilled and experienced at creating. Together they also work to explore new territory as the Jones & Co artisans develop their skills and techniques so they can add fresh and exciting designs and products to the range.
Some of the same family-run factories and artisan businesses that supported JJs parents in the ‘70s and ‘80s have worked with Jones & Co since 2006. Unlike some bigger brands, we don’t change factories depending on the range of products, the season or our needs. We continue to work with the same people year after year, decade after decade.