Jef Barton - Pottery
Jef Barton is a productive potter who makes functional and decorative pieces using various stoneware clay bodies and firing methods. Most of his functional pieces are fired in reduction atmosphere using a gas kiln to 2350’ F, producing a highly durable ware with rich yet often subtle glaze colors. There are some pieces fired in the RAKU process which is a quick fire process. The hand built pieces are constructed of highly textured slabs of clay combined with wheel thrown segments. Also, some of the wheel thrown pieces are altered and embellished with extruded elements.
1972 Instructor, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas – Taught Secondary Art Education.
1974-1977 Instructor, Dallas Community College District, Dallas, Texas – Taught Art Appreciation, Introduction to Art, 3-Dimensional Design, Sculpture, and Ceramics.
1981 Instructor, Prince George’s Community College, Landover, Maryland – Taught advertising art and design.
1971 BFA in Painting at University of Texas at Arlington 1972 Master of Arts in Ceramics, University of Dallas, Irving, TX
1975 Master of Fine Arts Ceramics, University of Dallas, Irving, TX