Jonathan Read received his MFA in ceramics from Arizona State University in 2005. Jonathan was a member of the faculty at Lill Street Art Center in Chicago, Illinois and at The Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona where he was the ceramic artist-in-residence in 2005 and 2006. Jonathan taught sculpture at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida in 2010-2011 where he was also artist-in-residence. He has exhibited his work nationally as well as internationally at the Museum of Applied Art in Vienna, Austria and at Jingdezhen Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute in Jingdezhen, China. Jonathan was a a summer resident in 2010, 2011–2012 Lilian Fellow and 2012–2013 Windgate Fellow. He is currently the Facilities Manager at the Archie Bray Foundation.