Collection: Tom Jaszczak

Shafer, MN

Originally from Minnesota, Tom Jaszczak received a BA in visual art and a BS in biology with a minor in chemistry from Bemidji State University. Jaszczak was an assistant to both Simon Levin and Tara Wilson. He was a summer resident and a long-term resident at the Archie Bray Foundation. In the fall of 2015 Jaszczak began a three-year residency with his wife Maggie Jaszczak at the Penland School of Craft. In 2018, the Jaszczaks put down permanent roots in Shafer, Minnesota, where they live in a farmhouse and work in a barn-style studio. Jaszczak has received several awards and honors including, a Jerome Ceramic Artist Project Grant, ECRAC Essential Artist Award, Emerging Artist Award through NCECA, as well as Ceramics Monthly, Lincoln and Lillstreet Fellowships through the Archie Bray Foundation, and in the summer of 2014, Jaszczak was an Honored Maker at the Maker’s Faire at the White House in Washington, D.C. Jaszczak’s current body of work comprises a range of pots made of red earthenware that explore minimalism and are finished with a cone 2 soda fired surface.