Jason Wason Ceramics


J a s o n  W a s o n
e-mail : jasonwason7@gmail.com
telephone : within UK (01736) 787694 / outside UK +44 1736 787694
Born 1946 Liverpool.
1964-1974 Travelled Europe, North Africa, Middle East and 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, Cornwall
1981-present worked in own studio near St. Just, Cornwall.
2023 Public Hanging, Withiel House, Lemon Street Gallery.
2021,'22, '23 London Art Fair, represented by Lemon St Gallery Truro, Cornwall.
2022 Back To The Cave. A major exhibition of sculpture, deep underground in the Clearwell Caves, Forest of Dean, Gallery Pangolin, Stroud, Gloucester.
2021 Acquisition and Installation of J.W. work in Gallery 141, Contemporary Ceramics Collection, V&A Museum, London.
2021 Making Waves, The Hundred Year Legacy of Bernard Leach, St Ives Ceramics, St Ives, Cornwall.
2021 Castlegate House Gallery, Cumbria, Four Artists, Three Dimensions.
2021 Withiel Sculpture Park, Lemon Street Gallery, Cornwall.
2019 A View From The Edge, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall: download the catalogue | view film.
2019 Jason Wason, new work on display, Pangolin Gallery, London.
2019 Re-Formation, group exhibition at the The Bishop's Palace, Wells Cathedral, Somerset.
2019 Collect, International Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea, London, represented by Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall.
2018 Withiel Sculpture Gardens, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall.
2018 Two cabinets, Conflict Series and Current work, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool Museums, Liverpool: view instagram page
2018 The Reunion, Leach Pottery Museum, St Ives, Cornwall.
2017 Gallery Pangolin Editions, Stroud, Gloucester. Summer Of Love--50 Years On. Sculpture, drawings and prints relating to war, peace, and love.
2017 Sculptural Ceramics and Stone. Pangolin Gallery, London.
2017 The Ark, Contemporary Sculpture, in Chester Cathedral. Including internationally renowned artists Damien Hirst, Antony Gormley, Barbara Hepworth, Liz Frink, Lyn Chadwick etc.
2017 Public Hanging, Penwith Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall
2017 Rose Hilton and Friends, Tremenhere Sculpture Park
2016 Inside Out, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall: view exhibition thumbnails | view film
2014 Silent Witness, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro: download the catalogue
2014 Crucible 2. An exhibition of sculpture, at Gloucester Cathedral, curated by Gallery Pangolin: download an image of the exhibition
2014 London Art Fair, represented by Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall
2013 Sculptural Ceramics, Pangolin Gallery, London
2012 All Fired Up, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro: download the catalogue
2012 High Cross House, Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon
2011 Janet Leach, William Marshall, Jason Wason, Austin Desmond Fine Art, London: download the catalogue
2011 Tokyo Art Fair represented by Gallery St. Ives, Tokyo
2011 London Art Fair represented by Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall
2011 Jason Wason solo exhibition Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art, Tochigi, Japan: view some photos of the exhibition: Mashiko Museum Poster | Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art | Entrance to Mashiko Museum | View of part of the show
2010 - 2011 Contemporary British Ceramics, the Grainer Collection, Mint Museum, North Carolina, USA
2010 2010 'A Devil's Box of Tricks' bronze, sterling silver and ceramics, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro : download the catalogue (large file, allow time to download)
2010 Burnt Offerings, Pangolin Gallery, London, solo show of ceramics, bronze and silver : download the catalogue
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2010 Ceramics in The Studio, Newlyn Gallery, Cornwall : solo show
2009 Keio Department Store, Leach Potters Exhibition: Tokyo, Japan
2009 In The Mix, Pangolin Gallery : London
2009 London Art Fair
2008 Sterling Stuff II, Pangolin Gallery : London : Mixed show of work cast in Sterling Silver : See work at Pangolin Gallery
2008 Jason Wason Ceramics, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro : See work at the Lemon Street Gallery
2008 Gallery St Ives, Tokyo, Japan : Mixed show of Leach Potters
2008 London Art Fair
2007 Austin Desmond Fine Art : London : Xmas mixed show

The Circle is Unbroken, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro : See work at the Lemon Street Gallery
Also featured on BBC Cornwall
2006 Austin Desmond Summer Show, London
2006 Artonomy Fine Art : Object and Still Life Group Exhibition : Truro
2006 Harlequin Gallery, pots from Cornwall : London
2005 Kusakabe Folk Museum : Gifu, Japan
2005 Maruzen Department Store : Nagoya, Japan
2005 Seto City Art Museum : Japan
2004 Collect : Victoria & Albert Museum, London
2004 Jason Wason Ceramics : Austin Desmond Fine Art, Bloomsbury, London
2003 Body and Form : Joanna Bird Galllery, London
2003 Walker Art Gallery : Liverpool
2002 Gallery Bizan : Seto Shi, Aichi, Japan
2002 Ceramica International : Including Bernard Leach, Janet leach. Penlee Museum, Penzance, Cornwall
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 made at two month residency
2002 SOFA, Expo : Sculptural Objects and Functional Art : Chicago, USA represented by Joanna Bird Gallery
2001 British Studio Ceramics Works from the New Millenium : The Clay Studio Gallery, Philadephia, USA
2001 SOFA, Expo : Sculptural Objects and Functional Art : Chicago, USA represented by Joanna Bird Gallery
2001 Japanese Connections : Seto Glass and Ceramic centre, Japan
2000 6 Chapel Row Gallery : Bath
2000 Seto studio Japan : Worked for two months with Yasuo Terada at Seto, preparing and firing anagama kiln
2000 Japanese Connections : C Square Gallery, Nagoya, Japan 
2000 Jason Wason, David Leach, Shinsaka Hamada and Tatsuzo Shimaoka :  Dartington Hall, Devon
1999 Austin Desmond Fine Art : London
1999 Cobra and Bellamy : Chelsea, London
1998 Running Ridge Gallery : Sante Fe, New Mexico, USA
1998 Austin Desmond Fine Art : London
1997 Six Chapel Row : Bath
1997 Joanna Bird Gallery : London with Bernard Leach, Shoji Hamada, Michael Cardew, Tatsuzo Shimaoko, Lucy Rie
1996 Playing with Fire : Austin Desmond Fine Art, Bloomsbury Square, London 
1995 Ten Pieces : Tate Gallery St Ives, Cornwall
1995 Japanese Connections : Touring Show 
1995 Textiles and Ceramics : Ruffoed Art Centre, Nottingham
1995 Cornish Crafts Association : Helston, Cornwall; Royal Cornwall Museum,  Truro  
1995 Gallery Gilbert, Dorchester
1995 Gallerie Inart : Amsterdam, Holland
1995 Boymans Van Beuningen Museum : Rotterdam, Holland
1995 Vincent Gallery : Exeter
1994 Raku Exhibition : Tate Gallery St.Ives, Cornwall
1994 Andrew Usiskin Gallery : London
1993 Excavation Series : Austin Desmond Fine Art : London
1992 Maruzen Department Store : Tokyo, Japan
1990 Playing with Fire : Austin Desmond Fine Art : Bloomsbury Square, London 
1990 National Museum and Gallery : Liverpool
2005 June Appointed member of committee for Seihoji Ancient Kiln Park, Aich, Japan
2005 March International Artist in Residence, Seto City, Aichi, Japan
2002 International artist in residence
Seto City Art and Glass Centre, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.
2002 Appointed project officer for Ceramica
International Festival of Ceramics, run by St. Ives International, Tate Gallery, St. Ives, Newlyn Orion Gallery, and Truro Museum. Project was to invite Yasuo Terada to UK to construct straw fired pit kiln, at Tremenheere Sculpture Park, Penzance and to fire it with students and potters from West Cornwall
1994 Appointed project officer for Japan 2001
Responsible for inviting Yasuo Terada from Seto, Japan, to visit UK and build a charcoal fired raku kiln similar in design to that which Bernard Leach first encountered in 1918. The kiln was built at Leach Pottery , St. Ives, UK. Together we gave workshops on raku firing, Japanese and European style.
Public Collections
2019 Work acquired by V&A Museum, London
2018 Work acquired by Walker Art Gallery, National Museums, Liverpool
2011 Work acquired by Mashiko Museum, Tochigi, Japan
2002 Work purchased for permanent collection at Togei Messe , Mashiko, Japan
2002 Work to go on permanent display at Bizan Tobo, Seto Shi, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
1995 Work acquired by Boymans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, Holland
Prizes and awards
2005 South West Arts Council grant to attend and work for three months at Seihoji Ancient Kiln Park Festival,Seto, Japan,as international guest @ EXPO 2005
1998 South West Arts Council Grant to travel and study ceramics in New Mexico
1997 Funded by British Council to do lecture tour throughout Israel, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem
1992 Installation for British High Commission, Dhaker, Bangledesh
1990 South West Arts Council Development Award to open European Connections, Holland in particular
Ceramic Review - Profile - Jason Wason - July Aug 2006
Raku, second edition, Tim Andrews, published by AC Black
Journey to St Ives England - Kinship Beyond East & West - Published by Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art
Mimbres Potters - An article written by J. Wason, Ceramic Review, 18
Crafts - Exhibition review Six Chapel Row, Bath. edition 167
Raku - A review of contemporary work, by Tim Andrews, published by A. C Black
Leach Legacy - St Ives and Its Influence, by Marion Whybrow, Published by Sanson and Co
Ceramic Review - Exhibition Review, No.173, September 1998
'In Their Element' - A film by Television South West 1992
Dictionary of British Potters - By Pat Carter, Scholar Press
Studio Pottery Website