Jamie Bates Slone

Jamie Bates Slone is a ceramic artist known for her figurative work in clay paired with with projected imagery as surface, as well as her experimental work in the casting of ceramic glazes. Her most recent work addresses the fragility of the human spirit in the midst of illness and loss in relation to her family’s history with cancer.

Jamie earned her MFA with honors in Ceramics at the University of Kansas in Spring of 2012 where she received the Professional Development Assistance Award. She earned her BFA in Studio Art with and emphasis in Ceramics in 2008 at the University of Central Missouri. Jamie is currently a Foundation Resident Artist at Red Star Studios in Kansas City, Missouri.

She has exhibited work in galleries throughout the U.S. including the Spencer Art Museum in Lawrence, Kansas, Jacob Lawrence Gallery in Seattle, Washington, First Street Gallery in New York City, New York, and the St. Petersburg Clay Company in St. Petersburg, Florida.


Jamie Bates Slone Ceramics, Phenotypes
Jamie Bates Slone Ceramics, Projections

– Phenotypes, 2014
– Projections, 2012-2014

The focus and significance of my work lies in the state of the human condition, the delicacy and fragility of the human construct in an emotional and physical sense. My experience is that of being part of an extended family that has endured a history of cancer and high mortality rate. As I have become more aware of my family’s history with illness through the examination of my memories, I have become wary of the future and empathetic of the past.

I often find myself attributing to others my own unease in relation to cancer. This projection of my anxieties onto others acts as cancer does in metastasis, spreading from one location to another. My work is an examination and reflection of the memories, emotions, and anxieties caused by my family’s history with cancer with an emphasis on the relationship between human biology and human emotion.

JAMIE BATES SLONE’s C.V. (resume) | View all works

2012 – MFA Ceramics – University of Kansas (with Honors)
2008 – BFA Ceramics – University of Central Missouri (Cum Laude)

2014 – 1st Place, Clay3 National Juried Exhibition, juried by Kurt Weiser
2012 – Professional Development Assistance Award, Visual Art Department, University of Kansas
– Amaco Award of Excellence @ 2012 NCECA National Juried Student Exhibition
– KU Women 4 Women Fund
– School of the Arts Travel Fund Award
2011 – Hollander Family Scholarship
– School of the Arts Student Travel Fund Award
2010 – School of the Arts Student Travel Fund Award
– Donna Geier Scholarship
2008 – University Of Central Missouri Student Funding Committee Project Grant
2006 – Citation Award Scholarship

2013 – BIO, UCM Art Gallery, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
– BIO, Pool Art Center Gallery, Drury University, Springfield, Missouri
– Life Science, University Art Gallery, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
2012 – Traces: Synchronistic Memory, The Gallery at KWU, Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, KS
– The Science of Sentiment, Plenum Space Gallery, Kansas City, MO
– The Science of Sentiment, MFA Thesis Exhibition, University of Kansas Art and Design Gallery, Lawrence, KS
2008 – Faces, UCM Gallery of Art and Design, Warrensburg, MO

2014 – Carbondale Clay National IX: Aisthesis, juried by Sanam Emami and Del Harrow, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, Colorado
– 2014 Kansas City Flatfile, H & R Block Artspace at KCAI, Kansas City, Missouri
– America’s Clayfest II, juried by Candace Groot, Blue Line Arts Gallery, Roseville, California
– UNF National Juried Exhibition, juried by Bede Clark, UNF Gallery of Art, Jacksonville, Florida
– ClaySpace: Clay3 2014, juried by Kurt Weiser, Warrenville Public Library, Warrenville, Illinois
– On the Horizon, St. Petersburg Clay Company, St. Petersburg, Florida
– Small Works, Limner Gallery, Hudson, New York
– Figurative Works, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, Missouri
2013 – Story of the Creative, Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York City, New York
2012 – LibArt Exhibition, University of Kansas Libraries, Lawrence, KS
– The 2012 NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA
– International Cup Exhibition, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT
2011 – MFA Juried Exhibition, First Street Gallery, New York City, NY 
– Converging Identities, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS
– Student Scholarship Exhibition and Open Studios, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
– Crossing the Spectrum, BNIM, Kansas City, MO, invitational
– University of Kansas Graduate Exhibition, KU Gallery of Art and Design, Lawrence, KS
2010 – KU Ceramics Exhibition, Go Driving School (Lawrence Final Fridays), Lawrence, KS
– Graduate Exhibition, KU Gallery of Art and Design, Lawrence, KS
2009 – Prairie Fire, Red Pearl Gallery, Kansas City, MO
– Demoiselles D’ Warrensburg, 912 Gallery, Warrensburg, MO
2008 – Senior Exhibition, UCM Gallery of Art and Design, Warrensburg, MO
– Student Citation Exhibition, UCM Gallery of Art and Design, Warrensburg, MO Hero’s Student Art Exhibition, Hero’s Banquet Room, Warrensburg, MO
– Walk In Love Benefit, The 400, Warrensburg, MO

2014 – Frank Juarez Gallery, Greymatter Gallery, “Jamie Bates Slone – Kansas City, Missouri,” 365Artists365Days, (blog). April 2014
– Smith, Nan. 500 Figures in Clay Volume 2. New York: Lark, 2004 (Print)
2013 – Carol Epp, “Emerging Artist: Jamie Bates,” Musing About Mud  (blog). May 26, 2013
– Jason Hunsicker, “Showing Their Stuff”, Kirksville Daily Express, January 31, 2013
2012 – JJ Grahm, “Wesleyan Talks Art”, The Advace, November 27, 2012
– Blair Schulman, “Jamie Bates’ Exploration of the Social Alienation of Illness,” Cupcakes In Regalia, July 2012

2014 – Adjunct Faculty, Ceramics I, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO
– Adjunct Instructor, Ceramics, Park University, Parkville, MO
2013 – Adjunct Instructor, Ceramics, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
– Ceramics Instructor, Epic Arts, Kansas City, KS
2012–2013 – Lecturer in Art, Ceramics, Truman State University
– Educational Coordinator, Dave’s Studio – Visual Art Services, Kirksville, MO
2010–2012 – Instructor of Record, University of Kansas, Ceramics, Lawrence, KS
2011 – Instructor of Record, University of Kansas, Ceramics, Lawrence, KS

2013 – Foundation Resident, Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO

2013 – Drury University, Springfield, MO
2012 – Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, KS
2011 – Washburn University, Topeka, KS

2012 – Kansas City Art Institute Mid -Term All Department Critique in Sculpture, Kansas City, MO

– National Council on Education for the Ceramics Arts
– College Art Association

Contact Jamie at jamie@jamiembates.com or visit her website.

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