Emerging Artist 2013: Jason Bige Burnett – Bakersville, North Carolina

There are layers of stories on the surfaces of Burnett’s pots; stories created using both traditional and contemporary ceramic processes and told through pop-culture imagery, text, line work, patterning, and a knowing use of color. Pulling from his emotions, surroundings, past, and a world well beyond his touch, he gathers them into a harmonious whole.

 

Left: Blush and Bashful Plate Set, 9¼ in. (23 cm) in diameter, mid-range earthenware, slip, underglaze, glaze, iron-oxide decals and luster, 2013.

 

Below: Souvenir/Name Mugs, 4½ in. (11 cm) in length, mid-range earthenware, slip, underglaze, glaze and iron-oxide decals, 2013.

 

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