Jason Hess

Jason Hess Professor of Art, Area Head Ceramics
Northern Arizona University
Blg 80
Phone: 928-523-2398

Jason Hess is a Professor of Art and head of the Ceramics Program at NAU. He has a BFA from Beloit College (1992) and an MFA from Utah State University (1996).

Hess has exhibited his work in over 100 exhibitions at galleries, art centers and universities across the US and internationally during the past 10 years. His artwork is featured in the collections of The United Postal Service, The Renwick Gallery of The Smithsonian Institute and The Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University. Jason has participated in artist residencies at The Archie Bray Foundation, Red Lodge Clay Center, and The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China.

Hess’ work is made from a variety of clay materials, which are then fired, generally without applied glaze, in a wood-burning kiln. Jason’s work is either utilitarian or refers to utility in its form.