Jason Walker

Jason Walker

Form and Image: Combining 2-D with 3-D – July 16th – 20th, 2018

Workshop Description

In this week long workshop, Jason will demonstrate his methods of hand-building with slabs and slip casting. We will explore functional and/or sculptural forms. Participants will have the opportunity to make their own forms with porcelain clay, and will learn Jason’s techniques for painting on their forms with underglaze. He will also discuss various concepts for combining two-dimensional imagery with three-dimensional forms, and all participants will receive one-on-one instruction with Jason. Please bring all kind of tools for basic clay construction, as well, various water color brushes for painting with.


Jason was born in 1973 and grew up in Pocatello, Idaho. He received a BFA from Utah State University and a MFA from Penn State University. After schooling he taught for two years in Napa California but quit teaching to pursue life as a studio artist. He spent two years as a resident at The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, where he was the recipient of the Taunt Fellowship award. Since then, he has lectured, taught, worked and exhibited extensively nationally and internationally in places including the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., Haystack Mountain School for the Crafts, Penland School for the Crafts, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China and the International Ceramics Workshop, Kecskemet, Hungary, South Korea, Ireland, Canada and France. He has been awarded a 2009 NCECA International Residency Fellowship and a 2014 Artist Trust Fellowship from Washington State. He has work in major collections such as the Fine Art Museum of San Francisco: De Young, the Carnegie Mellon Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Arizona State University Art Museum Ceramic Research Center, Tempe, Arizona and the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon. He is represented by Ferrin Contemporary, and currently resides in Eugene, Oregon. For more info on Jason, please visit: jasonwalkerceramics.com