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Jason Hess

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION

1991BA Studio Art, Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin

1996MFA Ceramics, Utah State University, Logan, Utah

RESIDENCIES

2000Summer Resident, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1996-1997Ceramics Program Director, Alliance for the Varied Arts, Logan, Utah

1997Visiting Assistant Professor, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas

1997Instructor, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah

1998Visiting Assistant Professor, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

1998-2000Assistant Professor of Art, Ceramics, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana

2001-2006Assistant Professor of Art, Ceramics, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona

2009—Head Ceramics Program, Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, Arizona

2006-2013Associate Professor of Art, Ceramics, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona

2013—Professor of Art, Ceramics, Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, Arizona

 

Jason Hess is known for stoneware and porcelain functional wood-fired pottery. Signature forms include groupings of capped bottles and teapots.

Hess studies wood-firing effects using a variety of clays, glazes, slips, and kiln loading methods to document the effects of the wood kiln atmosphere on vessels.

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Fina, Angela, Chris Staley, and Chris Gustin. The Best of Pottery. Beverley, MA: Rockport Publishers, 1996.

Hluch, Kevin A. The Art of Contemporary American Pottery. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2001.

Salamoni, Amedeo. Wood Fired Ceramics: 100 Contemporary Artists. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Books, 2013.

Tourtillot, Suzanne J.E. 500 Cups: Ceramic Expressions of Utility and Grace.  New York, NY: Lark Books, 2004.

 

 

Typical Marks
ca 1995
Bottle Set
Date: ca 1995
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Woodfire
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Large Bottle Set
Date: ca 2009
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Woodfire
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Teapot with Cups
Date: ca 2009
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Woodfire
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Teapot
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Woodfire
Courtesy Red Lodge Clay Center
Photo: TMP
Courtesy Red Lodge Clay Center
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: Kuratnick, Jeffrey. "The Marks Project." Last modified May 31, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/hess