Jason Bige Burnett & Steven Cheek came in the studio January 3 to talk about Current: An Exhibition of The Southern Cross Pottery Festival opening January 4 at Craft(s) Gallery & Mercantile. Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM, or stream on Artxfm.com every Thursday to hear artists speak with Keith Waits about their work.
Jason Bige Burnett is a potter and the owner of Jason Bige Burnett Studio and Mr. Benny’s Pot Shop. He graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2009 with a BFA in ceramics and BA’s in both printmaking and graphic design. After college Jason continued his education at Penland School of Crafts in western North Carolina as a core fellowship student for two years. Since then he has exhibited nationally, been featured in Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated. Jason was accepted as an Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Artist-in-Residence in Gatlinburg, Tennessee for the 2012-2013 year. He lives and works in Louisville, Kentucky.
Steven Cheek received his MFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and a BFA from the University of Evansville. Steven is currently the Director/Artist in Residence at the Mary Anderson Center for the Arts and Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Louisville. Prior to moving to Louisville, KY he was visiting professor at Georgia State University School of Art and Design, a sabbatical replacement and adjunct lecturer at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga and an Artist in Residence at Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts in Asheville, NC. He has received several awards and recognitions and is included in many private and public collections.