Jared Green – Red Lodge Clay Center

Jared GreenFairfax, Virginia

Red Lodge Clay Center – Short-Term Resident 2019

Jared Green was an intern at the Smithsonian Freer|Sackler Galleries in Washington, D.C. with Curator of Ceramics, Louise Cort. He also served on the Freer|Sackler’s Teen Council and was invited back to lead workshops for visitors to the museum. He attended Snow Farm, The New England Craft Program and Penland School of Craft. He has had works accepted in a National Juried Ceramic Cup Show, Fire & Earth, at Del Ray Artisans and was invited to be a part of District Clay’s Opening Show, Homegrown Talent.

Finding a balance between function and beauty often serves as a guide for making my art. Whether it be utilitarian ceramics or large-scale installations, I want my art to have a function. This function could be something as simple as providing beautiful objects for the viewer to look at, or details as minute as the way a lip on a mug fits in the mouth or the way the handle of a balanced mug snugs up against the users hand, providing a sense of comfort and ease.

My process is an integral part of my art. I am intrigued by the creation of multiples and how making the same or similar forms over and over again can force me as the maker to look at the forms as a cohesive body of work instead of individual objects. In my opinion, success is attained if I have created a form that is more balanced in its function and beauty.