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Past Demonstrating Artists.


Jason Bige Burnett graduated from Western Kentucky University with a BFA in ceramics and BA’s in both printmaking and graphic design. Burnett continued his education and studies as a core fellowship student at Penland School of Crafts (NC), and as an Artist-In-Residence at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (TN). Since then he has exhibited nationally, been featured in Ceramics Monthly, American Craft Magazine, and regional magazines Carolina Home + Garden and WNC Magazine. Jason's work is featured in 500 Prints on Clay (Lark Books) and he's the author of Graphic Clay: Ceramic Surfaces and Printed Image Transfer Techniques (Lark Books, 2015). Burnett currently lives and works from his home studio in Louisville, Kentucky.


Naomi Clement is an artist and educator who explores ideas of home and belonging through the powerful lens of functional ceramics. Naomi received her MFA from Louisiana State University in 2017, and her B.F.A from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University in 2003. Her formal education is balanced with a host of experiences in the ceramic field: she has been an apprentice to two established
potters; has worked as a studio potter; has given lectures; has attended multiple workshops and residencies throughout North America; and she recently served as a
board member for the National Council on the Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). Naomi has exhibited her work throughout the U.S. and Canada, and was named a 2017 Emerging Artist by Ceramics Monthly magazine.


Twenty years after taking my first ceramics class in college I’m still just as compelled and excited by this material as I was back then. Working in ceramics has allowed me to travel internationally to meet and work with some of the most inspiring creative minds out there. Back in 2005 I obtained my graduate degree from the Australian National University. I currently live in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan working in a home based studio creating both functional objects and a line of figurative sculpture. Due to workaholic tendencies and a passion for community I’ve been the editor of Musing about Mud for over ten years, have brought together groups like Make and Do ceramics to highlight the wealth of creative ceramics here in Canada, traveled to teach workshops, give talks, exhibit work, and basically don’t say no to anything clay related that is worth promoting and getting involved with. All of which makes me happier than I ever imagined.



​moderator: CAROLE EPP

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Guest Speaker.


 Marianne will be giving a talk Saturday evening about Quebec during the artist talks

Marianne Chenard is a ceramist and visual artist.  Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in Qué bec, Canada and France. She has taken part in several artist residencies, with Medalta in Alberta and the Maison des métiers d’art de Québec, among others, has received an honourable mention from the Prix François-Houdé du Conseil des métiers d’art du Québec and frequently offers specialized training in image transfer techniques. Marianne holds a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver. Originally from Rimouski, she lives and works in Montreal.

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