Jason Bige Burnett received his BFA in Ceramics/Printmaking at Western Kentucky University. As an artist and administrator at various non-profit craft organizations such as Penland School of Craft, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and a Long Term Residency at the Archie Bray Foundation. Burnett has over a decade of experience involving event coordination, program planning, and fundraising. When not in the office he is found either behind a karaoke mic, brainstorming ways for creative collaborations, and lifting others up!
Most recently, Raven Halfmoon has focused on producing a body of work that is reflective of how she feels both as a woman and as a Native American living in the 21st Century. In her most recent collection of work, she illustrates how she feels about the ancient legacy of her Caddo tribal heritage, while at the same time acknowledging the modern-day and age. In her work, she explores themes of “otherness”, cultural appropriation and history. She hopes to create awareness of and to address issues that move people who share a similar story.
In 2014, Raven received a BA in ceramics and painting and in art anthropology from the University of Arkansas. She has exhibited broadly in the United States and has completed residencies at the Center for Contemporary Ceramics in 2019; Haystack Mountain School of Craft in 2018; Anderson Ranch Arts Center in 2018; and the Red Lodge Clay Center in 2015 and 2017.
Kelsie Rudolph uses slab and coil techniques to create sculptural ceramic furniture. Her work is an abstract exercise in relatability, comparing our emotional experiences to the common materials and objects we exist with each day, providing us with a renewed sense of reciprocity and solace to our surroundings. She continuously searches for commonalities across cultural and social systems as exhibited through our relationship to objects within architectural space. The furniture she makes celebrates the moments where we all overlap out of necessity, using the furniture as an opportunity to develop self-awareness and acute sensibilities. Kelsie wants to give these objects personality and purpose through their versatility and mobility. The work can then become an independent element within a system of objects.
Kelsie Rudolph earned her MFA in ceramics from Montana State University in 2018 and her BFA in ceramics from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 2013. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and has completed residencies at Anderson Ranch Art Center in 2019, at Tainan National University of the Arts, Guantain District, Tainan, Taiwan, in 2016, at Red Lodge Clay Center in 2016, and at the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China, in 2014.