Just Press Play! - Visiting Artist Workshop with Sunshine Cobb and Jason Bige Burnett


Sat - Sun, Apr 7 to Apr 8, 10:00am - 4:00pm


Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard


Presented by: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

April 7 & 8, 2018
10am - 4pm each day
Potluck lunch for those who wish to bring a dish to share

Sunshine Cobb and Jason Bige Burnett

Join us in welcoming Jason Bige Burnett and Sunshine Cobb to explore a range of surface treatments while sharing stories and their experiences as contemporary ceramic artists. Whether your work is functional or sculptural, this workshop will provide you with a chance to explore, experiment and learn. Participants will have the opportunity to try their hand at the various techniques covered in the workshop and receive feedback from other participants and the workshop leaders.

Jason Bige Burnett will lead discussions on how to establish a personal vocabulary to use in your work and demonstrate multiple surface Sunshine Cobbtreatment strategies. He will cover a range of techniques, including screen-printing transfers, paper resists, decals, and many other methods that allow for additive and subtractive layering.

Sunshine Cobb will demonstrate coil and pinch methods to hard and soft-slab construction to generate the various components she uses to construct her pots. She will speak to the building surface through the making process and discuss the unique glaze and surface treatment of her work which, often times, includes sand-blasting.

The cost for this workshop: Free for Harvard Undergraduate students, $50 for Harvard Graduate students and $125 Adults enrolled in a course at the Ceramics Program, $200.00 for those not enrolled in a course.

To register for this event, please download the registration form here or contact Kathy King, Director of Education at kking@fas.harvard.edu.

Jason Bige Burnett

Artist Bios:

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 MonthlyAmerican Craft Magazine, and Pottery Making Illustrated. 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.

Sunshine Cobb was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and grew up in southern California. She worked a great many jobs and took a great variety of college classes on her quest to find her bliss. While searching Sunshine tried many careers; housekeeper, customer service agent, production assistant, massage therapist, child/elder caregiver, she finally discovered ceramics. After a short stint at Chico State University, she went on to graduate with a BA in Studio Art from California State University at Sacramento, in 2004. Ceramics has been the major influence in her life for more than 15 years.


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