Ben Jordan recommendation letter from his sculpture professor, Brian Painter:
Ben Jordan started at Coconino Community College. His 1st instructors were Ellen Tibbetts and Don Bendel. He had his BFA show and graduated May, 2013. Ben puts together steel and clay better than any ever has.
Most of his work deals with organic forms. He is influenced by his interest in Native American ideas and agriculture. His family owned a ranch outside of Kingman and his father was a agricultural agent for that area.
In fact, his parents just bought a ranch out side of Missoula Mont. where Ben’s brother and sister already live. Ben is very interested in gardening and he has built a sweat lodge in his back yard.
Starting in February, Ben will be doing an artist residency in Red Lodge Mont. He exhibited three pieces in the It’s Elemental Fine Craft Exhibition in November, 2013 at Coconino Center for the Arts. Ben is a super hard worker. When Ben commits to a sculptural idea he is very determined and stubborn to see that idea through.
Ben as a person is always cheerful and fun to have around. As a student he is perfectly self motivated and a serious hard worker. As one of his instructors Ben is a student that I am always happy to help achieve his goals.