Meet Adirondack artisan Bob Jones and learn about his work
Adirondack artisan Bob Jones, Cranberry Lake, has been carving for more than 50 years and making decoys professionally for decades. At the end of 2021, Tom French, a contributor to Adirondack Explorer, interviewed Bob and his wife, Linda and wrote this story about them.
Soon after, Tom and his daughter, Emma, returned to the Jones’ home and studio to record him at work and learn more about the processes that go into his decoy making.
The resulting short documentary film, produced by Adirondack Explorer, gives a glimpse behind the scenes of Bob’s Cranberry Lake studio and shows the artistry that goes into carving and creating iconic wooden decoys.
On Saturday, June 4, from 1-3 p.m., TAUNY (Traditional Arts in Upstate New York) will host a live-streamed screening of the documentary, followed by a Q&A with Bob and filmmaker Emma French, led by TAUNY Executive Director Jill Breit. The event will also be the opening reception for an exhibit of Bob’s decoys in the upper level gallery of The TAUNY Center, 53 Main St., Canton.
Join us at TAUNY in Canton for this event, and we look forward to showcasing this Adirondack artisan and his work.
Photo at top: Adirondack decoy maker and carver Bob Jones at his Cranberry Lake studio. Tom French photo
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