This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with ceramic artist Jason Bige Burnett. His colorful ceramics reference the illustrative style used to depict pottery in cartoons. Using screen-printing techniques Jason incorporates energetic patterns that give his pots a sense of youthful excitement. In the interview we talk about his aesthetic, the current image transfer trend in ceramics, and the yearly ceramic surface forum that he founded. He is currently an artist-in-residence at the Arrowmont School for Arts and Crafts. For more information on his work please visit www.jasonbigeburnett.com.
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Jason also works as a graphic designer. One of the topics we discuss in the interview is the choice to design around an icon, like the 70's male figure above, or a pattern, like stripes. Check out some of the layouts he did while he was a Core Fellow at the Penland School.