I tend not to use any orthodox glazes. I have always preferred to play around with the surface of the clay itself. I augment those surfaces with various mixtures of oxides, some of which I get from the old mine workings on the cliffs down below my workshop. For economic and environmental reasons I rarely fire above 1100 C. Sometimes, I use post firing techniques with pine needles, gorse, hay from the fields or seaweed to generate random marks.
Lemon Street Gallery - See their website for an extensive selection of images from Jason's recent exhibitions.
View this one minute film showing Jason and his workshop and ..... Quality Control. Worth watching!
Janet Leach/William Marshall/Jason Wason - Download the file
Born 1946 Liverpool
1964-1974 Travelled Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Asia
1974-1976 Set up crafts community in Dumfrieshire, built a kick wheel from the back wheel and half shaft of a Morris 1000 van, and learnt to throw.
1976-1981 Leach Pottery, St. Ives
1981-present day own studio, St. Just, Cornwall
2011 (January) Mashiko Museum, solo exhibition
2010 'A Devils Box of Tricks, Lemon Street Gallery
2010 'Burnt Offerings' Pangolin, London
2009 Keio Department Store, mixed show of ex Leach Potters
2009 London Art Fair represented by Lemon Street Gallery
2009 (January 17- 8 March) Sterling Silver 11, Pangolin Gallery, London. Mixed exhibition of seventy artists whose work has been cast into sterling silver.
2008, October Solo Exhibition. Lemon Street Gallery, Truro
2008, October Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Mixed exhibition of English potters
2008 Gallery St. Ives, Tokyo, Japan. Group show of British potters from Leach pottery, St. Ives, UK
2008 London Art Fair, represented by Lemon Street Gallery, Truro.
2007 Austin Desmond Fine Art, Bloomsbury Square London. Xmas mixed show.
2007 The Circle is Unbroken, The Lemon Street Gallery in Truro.
2006 Austin Desmond Fine Art, Bloomsbury Square London, summer show
2006 Artonomy Fine Art, Truro
2006 Harlequin Gallery, London, mixed show
2005 Kusakabe Folk Museum, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
2005 Maruzen Department Store Nagoya, Japan
2005 Seto City Art Museum, Japan
2004 Collect, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
2004 Jason Wason Ceramics, Austin Desmond Fine Art, London
2003 Body and Form, Joanna Bird Gallery, London
2003 Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
2002 Gallery Bizen Seto Shi, Aichi, Japan
2002 Ceramica International, including Bernard Leach, Janet Leach, Penlee Museum, Penzance
2002 Potters from the Treasure House, Jason Wason, Yasuo Terada, Austin Desmond Fine Art, London
2002 Seto City Cultural Centre, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, exhibition of work after two months residency
2002 Japanese Connections, Seto Glass and Ceramic Centre, Japan
2001 British Studio Ceramics, Clay Studio Philadelphia, USA
2001 SOFA Expo, sculptural Objects and Functional Art, Chicago, USA
2000 6 Chapel Row, Bath
2000 Worked for two months with Yasuo Terada at Seto, and firing anagama kiln at Seihoji Ancient Kiln Park, Aichi
2000 Japanese Connections, C Square Gallery, Nagoya Japan
2000 Jason Wason, David Leach, Shinsaka Hamada, Tatsuzo Shimaoka, Dartington Hall, Devon
1999 Austin Desmond Fine Art, London
1999 Cobra and Bellamy, Chelsea, London
1998 Running Ridge Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
1998 Austin Desmond Fine Art, London
1997 Six Chapel Row, Bath
1997 Joanna Bird Gallery, including Leach, Hamada, Cardew, Rie
1996 Playing With Fire, Austin Desmond Fine Art, London
1995 Ten Pieces, Tate Gallery, St. Ives
1995 Japanese Connections, touring show
1995 Textiles and Ceramics, Rufford Art Centre, Nottingham
1995 Cornish Crafts Association, Truro Museum
1995 Gallery Gilbert, Dorchester
1995 Gallerie Inart, Amsterdam
1995 Boymans Van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam
1995 Vincent Gallery, Exeter
1994 Raku exhibition, Tate Gallery St. Ives
1994 Andrew Usisken Galery, London
1993 Excavation Series, Austin Desmond Fine Art, London
1992 Maruzen Department Store, Tokyo, Japan
1990 Austin Desmond Fine Art, London
1990 National Museum and Gallery, Liverpool
2005 Appointed member of committee for Seihoji Ancient Kiln Park, Aichi, Japan
2005 International artist in residence, for Seto City, Aichi, Japan
2002 International artist in residence, for Seto City, Aichi, Japan
2002 Appointed Project Officer for Ceramica International Festival of Ceramics, run by Tate Gallery, Newlyn Orion Gallery Truro Museum
2001 Appointed Project Officer, Japan 2001, to invite Yasuo Terada, to UK and together to build a Raku kiln at Leach Pottery St. Ives.
2005 South West Arts Council, grant to work at EXPO
2005, at Seihoji Kiln Park, Seto Japan
1998 South West Arts Council, grant to work and study, New Mexico, USA
1997 Lecture tour of Israel, funded by British Council
1992 Installation at British High Commission, Dhakar, Bangladesh
1990 South West Arts Council, grant to open European Connections, Holland in particular.
2006 Leach Legacy, 2nd edition, Marion Whybrow, published by Samson and Co
2006 Ceramic Review-profile-jason wason July 06
2005 Raku second edition by Tim Andrews, published by AC Black
2004 Journey to St. Ives, Kinship between East and West, published by Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Arts Mimbres Potters, article written by J. Wason, Ceramic Review 18
Crafts, exhibition review of Six Chapel Row show
Raku, Tim Andrews 1st edition
1998 Ceramic Review, exhibition review, issue 173
1992 In Their Element, film by Television South West
Dictionary of British Potters, Pat Carter, Scholar Press