R. Eli Jones is an artist, writer, and craftsperson living in New York. After eight years traveling across the country working in the trades as a cabinet maker, construction worker, guitar maker, farmer, and educator, she achieved an MFA in craft and design. She is currently the lead woodshop technician at Parsons School of Design where she has mentored hundreds of students. Her writing and artwork has been featured in shows across the US, in Parsons publications, and online. Her woodworking lives in dozens of homes throughout New York City. Her debut solo exhibition Garden detritus is currently showing @Wire_Gallery.