In February 2021, Stewart Jones relocated from his downtown Joseph, Oregon, studio to his home studio in rural Joseph, just three miles north of town and half a mile east of Highway 82. He is now open by appointment only. Stewart continues to create custom jewelry pieces and perform expert repairs. His wife and business partner, Catherine Matthias, continues to manage the business, and is the author of the recently published, The Word Gobblers – a handbook for parents working with children struggling to read.
Appointments with Stewart can be arranged in advance by texting or calling 541.786.7159 or emailing email@example.com.
Joseph, Oregon, is a vibrant town of approximately 1100 people located in the extreme northeast corner of Oregon. Just a mile north of beautiful Wallowa Lake, the town sits at the base of the spectacular Wallowa Mountains and on the edge of the 354,290 square acre Eagle Cap Wilderness. Numerous rivers and creeks crisscross the area, known to its first inhabitants, the Nez Perce, as “the land of winding waters.” Joseph is home to numerous galleries, specialty shops, and bronze foundries producing work that is shipped all over the world. Art, recreational and agricultural tourism, ranching, and timber are the mainstays of the county. For additional information about the area, please go to the Links page.
Stewart Jones began his career as an architecture student at the University of Oregon in Eugene, switching to the metals department after five years. He’s brought his expertise in design and functionality to the process of fabricating precious metals to create jewelry that is both beautiful and wearable. Although Stewart works in all fine metals, he specializes in 18k gold and platinum.
In 1978, Stewart Jones earned worldwide recognition as a first place winner for his domed, gold and diamond ring in the DeBeers Diamonds International Awards presented in Paris, France. In 1980, he won Honorable Mention for his gold and diamond belt buckle in the DeBeers Diamonds Today Awards USA. And in 1987, the Gold Information Center, New York presented him with a Certificate of Outstanding Design for a multi-layered gold pin design.
After owning his own shop in Portland, Oregon, then expanding into a jewelry and art gallery in Lake Oswego, he relocated with his wife to the town of Joseph in 1999. The Culture Trip website designated Joseph one of The 10 Most Beautiful Towns in Oregon, and Stewart Jones one of The 8 Most Notable Artists of Joseph.
Visit Stewart’s Sales Page for work that is presently available or make an appointment to have a custom piece designed specifically for you.
Visit Stewart’s extensive Portfolio Page to view his previous work.