Jason Walker is a studio artist currently based in Bellingham, Washington. He teaches as a sessional faculty at ECUAD in Vancouver, BC. He received his BFA from Utah State University and his MFA from Penn State. After his formal education, he taught at Napa Valley Community College for 2 years, before commencing a 2 year residency at the Archie Bray Foundation, supported by a Taunt Fellowship Award. Since then he has taught and lectured at numerous places nationally and internationally, including at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., Carnegie Museum of Art Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Ceramics Ireland International Festival, Thomastown, Kilkeny Co., Ireland, Haystack Mountain School for the Crafts, Penland School for the Crafts, the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in Jingdezhen, China and the International Ceramic Studio in Kecskemet, Hungary. In 2009, he was awarded an NCECA International Residency Fellowship for a residency in Vallauris, France, and his work is included in major collections such as the Fine Art Museum of San Francisco: de Young, the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the Arizona State University Art Museum, Ceramic Research Center, Tempe, Arizona. He is currently represented by Ferrin Contemporary, Cummington, Massachusetts and Abermeyer + Wood in Seattle, Washington.
In my ceramic sculpture, I have been exploring American ideas of nature and how technology has changed our perceptions of nature. Besides the obvious advantages technology may bring to our lives, there lie unintended consequences and underlying messages behind every creation that forever change our perceptions, our social interactions and our relationship to nature.