Jason Bige Burnett graduated from Western Kentucky University with a BFA in ceramics and BA’s in both printmaking and graphic design. Burnett continued his education and studies as a core fellowship student at Penland School of Crafts (NC), and as an Artist-In-Residence at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (TN). Since then he has exhibited nationally, been featured in Ceramics Monthly, American Craft Magazine, and regional magazines Carolina Home + Garden and WNC Magazine. Jason's work is featured in 500 Prints on Clay (Lark Books) and he's the author of Graphic Clay: Ceramic Surfaces and Printed Image Transfer Techniques (Lark Books, 2015). Burnett currently lives and works from his home studio in Louisville, Kentucky.
“The vessels I create are designed to entertain and provide a sense of joy. Cheerful surfaces and simple forms are intentional invitations to engage my pottery. I compose layers of color and pattern and bring together stained and burnished surfaces to suggest an emotional state of youthful merriment and curiosity. Works created are influenced by American folk art, mid-century motifs, and pop culture material in both real and idealized domestic landscapes.”