Jonathan Burns was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). Upon completing his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, he moved to Bend, Oregon where he began his practice as a professional artist. After being accepted into the University of Florida, he relocated temporarily to Gainesville, FL and in 2012 was awarded his Master of Fine Arts degree. He has also traveled visiting the countries of Italy and France where he experienced many of Europe’s greatest artworks. Jonathan has won numerous awards and given presentations on his work at places such as the Institute for Ceramic Arts “G.Ballardini” of Faenza, Italy as well as in Miami, Florida at the New World School of the Arts. Jonathan's work is also in many private collections. Currently he and his wife Stephanie Burns live in the greater Eugene, Oregon area.