In 2022, Jason notched up 20 specialist Studio Ceramics sales here at Adam Partridge Auctioneers and Valuers, including the hugely successful auction of the Alan and Pat Firth collection in 2015 – one of the best private collections of studio ceramics and modern and contemporary craft and design in the country. Curating studio ceramics sales represents something of a career change for Jason who has worked as an archaeologist and heritage consultant since the mid-1980s, during which time he was also Chairman of the National Trust’s Archaeology Panel and Professor of Cultural Heritage at Leeds Metropolitan University. He is an elected member of a number of professional institutions and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. A collector himself, Jason joined Adam Partridge Auctioneers and Valuers in 2014 to follow his long-time passion for studio ceramics, at which point he made the transition from digging up pots in pieces to discovering them intact in the houses of private clients. When he is not striving to put together his sales, Jason still works in the heritage sector and publishes within a variety of fields – archaeology, conservation and the historic environment; public history, heritage and cultural studies; and sport, tourism and leisure.