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Jason Walker

Biography to Display: 

1973 Born Pocatello, Idaho  

EDUCATION

1996 BFA Utah State University, Logan, Utah

1999 MFA Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania

APPRENTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

2001-2003 Long Term Residency, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

2010 Artist in Residence, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen, China

2010 Artist in Residence, A.I.R. Vallauris, Vallauris, France

2011 International Ceramics Workshop, Kecshemet, Hungary

2011 Artist in Residence, The Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, China

 

Jason Walker initially majored in illustration. A chance experience with clay changed his direction. As a BFA student at Utah State he studied ceramics with John Neely and as a MFA candidate at Pennsylvania State University he studied with Chris Staley.

Walker’s sculptures are primarily hand built with cast elements that may be repeated within one individual piece and used as needed as components in other sculptures. 

Walker uses white porcelain forms as his canvas. Underglaze images cover the entire surface of each piece. The decoration often uses patterns formed by leaves, grass and flowers that meander over the surface. Some spaces are set aside for a central painting where he tells a specific story. He chooses images from the two distinctly different elements of the planet, air and water. Recurring themes use images of birds or fish juxtaposed with cities, factories, planes and industrial waste.

 

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Permanent Collection, Helena, Montana

Arizona State University Art Museum, Ceramic Research Center, Tempe, Arizona

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco: De Young, San Francisco, California

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan, Utah

rosenfieldcollection.com

Yixing Ceramics Museum, Yixing, China

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Clark, Donald. Clay In Art International: Yearbook 06/07. Athens, Greece: Clay Art International, 2007.

___________. Jason Walker. New Ceramics: The European Ceramics Magazine (January/February 2011).

Leigh, Bobby. “All Fired Up.” Art and Antiques (May 2004).

Lovelace, Joyce. “The Nature of Invention”, American Craft (August/September 2012).

Newby, Rick. “Things of the Spirit: Jason Walker’s Interrogation of Technology.Archie Bray Foundation Monograph (2003).

 

Website: www.jasonwalkerceramics.com

 

Typical Marks
2010
2011
ca 2017
Mechanized LIfe: The Jackrabbit and the Cairn
Date: 2008
Form: Sculpture
Method: Cast, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Ceramic Pencil, Stain
Courtesy Treadway Toomey Auctions, Candice Groot Auction, lot 161, November 12, 2016
Courtesy Treadway Toomey Auctions, Candice Groot Auction, lot 161, November 12, 2016
Cup
Date: 2010
Form: Cup
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Stain
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Cup and Saucer
Date: ca 2017
Form: Cup and Saucer
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Stain
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Tumbler
Date: 2011
Form: Tumbler
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Stain
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Tumbler
Date: 2012
Form: Tumbler
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Stain
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Wildflower
Date: ca 2015
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Ceramic, Mixed Media
Method: Slab Built, Cast, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Stain
Ferrin  Contemporary
Photo: John Polak
Ferrin Contemporary
Photo: John Polak
Photo: John Polak
Chizzletrap
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Hieronymus
Hieronymus
Bottle
Form: Bottle
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Stain
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Bowls
Form: Bowl
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Stain
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Bowl
Form: Bowl
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Overglaze, Underglaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified July 3, 2018. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/walker-0