The Glasgow and Paisley based ceramic artist studied ceramics at Brighton before completing his MA at the Royal College of Art, London. His ceramic sculptures take inspiration from historic architectural forms, though these are simultaneously amplified and reduced, in scale, form and finish. The results are abstract yet familiar, muscular and playful. Frequently working in response to the scale and resonance of existing architecture and place, James has had site specific work commissioned by Chatsworth House and Holkham Hall, the Aberdeen Art Gallery and Mount Stuart. His work sits in private and permanent collections including the V&A, Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art and the permanent collection of the Crafts Council.
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