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The Graphic Pot with Jason Bige Burnett

In this edition of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents Video Series, Jason Bige Burnett shares his techniques for creating colorful, handbuilt pots with a graphic punch! Combining his background in printmaking and graphic design with his love of clay, Jason begins with an in-depth introduction to screen printing – from how to mix emulsion, to burning a screen in an easy-to-assemble exposure unit at home, Jason doesn’t miss a beat. Next, he details how to make ordinary ceramic underglazes and engobes suitable for screen printing and then shares his process for screening them onto newsprint for transferring later to clay work. Jason then demonstrates how he makes a number of handbuilt forms and tops it all off with an explanation of additional decorative techniques he uses in the glazing and post firing process.

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Jason Bige Burnett

About the Artist

Jason Bige Burnett graduated from Western Kentucky University with a BFA in ceramics and BAs in both printmaking and graphic design. He continued his education as a core fellowship student at Penland School of Crafts in western North Carolina. Since then, he has exhibited and taught ceramic surface design workshops nationally, and has been featured in Pottery Making Illustrated, Ceramics Monthly, and American Craft. Jason is the author of Graphic Clay and his work is included in 500 Prints on Clay (both published by Lark Books). He is now a fulltime studio artist living in Bakersville, North Carolina, with his husband and two dogs. To learn more about Jason Bige Burnett and see more of his work, please visit www.jasonbigeburnett.com.

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