Jeremy Briddell grew up in St. Louis Missouri but has lived in Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Omaha, Nebraska, and for the last 17 years Arizona. He did his undergraduate study at The Kansas City Art Institute with Victor Babu, George Timmock, and was a student during Ken Ferguson’s final three years of teaching. He received his MFA at Arizona State University in 2000. Briddell spent time as a studio assistant for John Balistreri, Ken Ferguson, and Jun Kaneko. He currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona, and teaches full time at Xavier College Preparatory High School.
I have always been comfortable working with clay at the wheel but have never had the discipline for functional work. My forms, while rooted in function, are meant to be objects that occupy a defined space, but more importantly relate to their surroundings. Process, formal issues of interior and exterior space, scale, and texture, drive most of my creative choices, and I want each piece to reflect all of the individual decisions made to create it.