The work I create is designed to entertain and provide a sense of joy. Cheerful surfaces and simple forms are an intentional invitation to engage my pottery. I compose layers of color and pattern, bringing together stained and burnished surfaces, to suggest an emotional duality between happiness and despair. The work reflects influences with American folk art, mid-century motifs, and my personal interests in both real and idealized domestic landscapes.
Carolina Home + Garden and WNC Magazine. In addition to being featured in the book 500
Prints on Clay (Lark Crafts, 2013) Jason is the author of Graphic Clay: Ceramic Surfaces and Printed Image Transfer Techniques (Lark Crafts, 2015). Jason currently lives and works as a fulltime studio artist in Bakersville, NC.