Jason Trebs is a potter making functional, handmade stoneware for everyday use. Born in northern Minnesota, Trebs studied ceramics under Robert Briscoe at Bemidji State University in Harris, MN. He is thus a third generation descendent in the tradition of Bernard Leach, who valued elegant simplicity and functionality in pottery. Trebs describes himself as being drawn to simple forms and understated, matte glazes. Trebs values resourcefulness: he built his current kiln from scratch, using recycled materials from previous kilns that he also built.
Trebs has been a full-time potter since 2004. In 2010, he began participating annually in the St. Croix Pottery Tour, founded by Briscoe. His work is included in the Rosenfeld Collection and the Northern Clay Center. He has been featured in group exhibitions at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and Minnesota Museum of American Art. He currently resides in Schroeder, MN.