Jeff Campana is an artist, designer, and full-time Associate Professor of Art at Kennesaw State University in suburban Atlanta.  Prior to his appointment there, He was a long-term Artist in Residence at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana.  Additionally, he has been a short-term resident artist at Red Lodge Clay Center and Studio 740.  He has held teaching positions Indiana University Southeast, University of Louisville, and Bennington College. He received his BFA in Art, ceramics emphasis, at University of Wisconsin - Whitewater and his MFA in Ceramics at Indiana University - Bloomington. 

Campana Design Studio was founded by brothers Jeff and Jason Campana with a goal of bringing our unique functional and decorative ceramics to a broad audience.  Our design aesthetic is contemporary, modern, and unique.  Jeff is an accomplished ceramic artist and Associate Professor of Ceramics at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia.  Jason is a business operations leader and entrepreneur in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Campana Design Studio leverages our talents to expand our belief that handmade, functional art has a place in everyone's home. Enjoy your cup of coffee, cocktail, or bowl of oatmeal out of one of our handmade pieces.  

All of our products are handmade in our production studio in Kennesaw, Georgia.  

Artist Statement and Bio


Jeff Campana is an artist, designer, and an Associate Professor of Art at Kennesaw State University in the Atlanta area.  Prior to his appointment at Kennesaw State, he was a long-term Artist in Residence at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, MT.  Additionally, he has had short term residencies at Red Lodge Clay Center and Studio 740.  He has taught at the University of Louisville, Indiana University Southeast, and Bennington College.  He holds a BFA in Art with a focus in ceramics from University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, and an MFA in Ceramics from Indiana University Bloomington.  He exhibits nationally and his work and research has been published in numerous books and magazines.


I have always been fascinated by pottery forms and the potential of deconstruction.  What hidden potential lies within an object, and how do I access it?  In the studio I work almost scientifically to discover and uncover the potential of a given form and function in a way that relates to how it was made.  While I have deconstructed fully formed pots, and then molds used to make vessels, these recent works have tapped into the potential of digital design processes.  The pattern on the surface results from breaking down the root form into “voxels” or volumetric pixels.  The texture is not applied, but instead the form is constructed from these elements, and the slip casting process renders them open and smooth on the inside.  Look closely and you can see the echo of the texture on the interior.  A bowl based on a sphere will generate more and more circles as the resolution increases.  The form is re-expressing itself on the surface and within the structure of the form itself, through the dissonance of cubes and spheres. The result is pottery that begs you to touch it, and examine it more closely as time goes on.