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Jon Blackburn



Orange Coast College, Ceramic art, Costa Mesa, CA.


Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA. 1978-81 BFA in studio ceramic art

Univ. of Ca. Irvine, Irvine, Ca. 1984-85

Secondary teacher education

Apprenticeship – Brent Bennett Designs, Costa Mesa, CA. 1973-74

Ironstone Pottery, Costa Mesa, CA. Production potter, technician. 1976-78

Chaffey Community College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA. ceramics dept, technician. 1983-84


1978- Group show, Orange Coast College, CA.

1978- American Ceramic Society College show, LA Valley College, Los Angeles, CA.

1981- “Salt of the Earth” Greenwood Gallery, Seattle WA.

1981- Bellevue Square Fine Arts show, Bellevue, WA

1998- Stanwood-Camano Arts Guild juried art show, Stanwood, WA.

1998- Everett Arts Center 11th annual juried art show, Everett, WA.

1998- "Sacred Places"  Solo Show- Francis Anderson Arts Center, Edmonds, WA

1998- First Invitational show, Main Gallery, Studio Art, Everett, WA

2001- “Evidence of the Body” NWDC invitational Exhibition, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA.

2010- “Start with Art II” Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, WA.

2018- “Off Center” International Ceramics Competition. Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA.

2019- “Clay Matters” Epperson Gallery, Valona, CA.

2019- “Arts at the Port” Anacortes Arts, Anacortes, WA.

2019- "NWDC" Allied arts Center, Richland, WA.

2020- "Three Dimensions"  Blue Whole Gallery, Sequim, WA.

2020-" Imagery and Illustration" Clay Center of New Orleans "NOLA" New Orleans, LA.

2020- "Artist's Vision" Marin county society of artists, San Rafael, CA.

2020- "Currents 2020" National Craft Exhibition and Symposium, Shack Art center, Everett, WA.

2021- "Off Center" International Ceramics Competition. Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA.

2022 "Art at the Port" Anacortes, WA.

2023 "Vessels Speak Volumes, Gallery Mack, Seattle, WA

Honor and awards:

1978- Design division award, American Ceramic Society, LA Valley College

1981- Ford Foundation Scholarship Award, Seattle, WA.

1981- Purchase prize award, Bellevue art show. Bellevue, WA.

1998- Honorable mention, Everett Arts council, Everett, WA.

1998- Merit award, Frontier Bank, Seattle, WA.

2020- Honorable mention. Artist's Vision, San Rafael, CA

2022- T Bailey Corporate award, Art at the Port, Anacortes, Wa.


Krystal Pihl, “Soulful, sacred souvenirs added to gallery” Stanwood-Camano News, June 1998

Ron Glowen, “Some quality in Everett's largest display”,Everett Herald, July 1998

The Edmonds Paper, “Ceramic vessels at the Frances Anderson Center”, April, 1999


Private collectors:

Estate of Les and Alice Hahs, Newport Beach, CA

Dale and Julie Holmes, Fountain Valley, CA

Margie Johnson, St. Louis, MS

Karen Horton, Conservator, Leeds Museum and Galleries, London, UK

Christine Vickory, Queensland, Australia

Angela Thomas, Newport Beach, CA.

Kathy Littel, San Juan Capistrano, CA.

Keidra Bahruth, Los Angelas, CA

Alex Comerford, Pennsville, NJ

Brenda Baez, Houston, TX.

Jeffery Black, Middletown, Ohio

Madeline Neu, Lebanon, NJ.

Francine Mittenthal, Glen Ellyn, IL.

Rebecca Cooper, Chicago, IL.

Corporate Collectors:

CMT film and Production, Hollywood, CA.

Paula Rosa-Jones/Performance Works, Kent, Conn.

The Robert C. Ferguson Ceramic Building, Seattle, WA.

Nancy Nordgren, Soma Works, Seattle, WA.

Artisurn, San Diego, CA.


Forest Lawn of Glendale, Glendale, CA.


Everly-Wheatley, Alexandria, VA.

Ceramic Artist
Atmospheric fired stoneware and porcelain

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