JASON LEE STARIN received his MFA in Applied Craft and Design from
Pacific Northwest College of Art and Oregon College of Art and Craft in
2011, and his BFA in Ceramics from Grand Valley State University in
1999. Starin has shown in numerous group exhibitions throughout the US.
In 2017 he received an Independence Foundations Grant to research his
interest in geomythology while in residence at the NES Foundation in
Iceland. Currently residing in Philadelphia, PA., Starin is Faculty as
well as the Ceramic Shop Supervisor and for The University of the Arts.
He is also a full time Resident Artist at The Clay Studio.
“Influenced by the mysteries surrounding the mythological, the
alchemical as well as referencing science fiction speculations, my
practice is based on accepting the unknown, the incomprehensible as well
as the absurd. Rendering material as an amorphous solid, my work is a
record of my physical interaction with it. When swishing and smearing,
poking and clawing, I am making the decision to stay mentally connected
to this physical realm, however ambiguous and alienating that may feel