Anne JamesImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: 7 Gloucester Road, Painswick, Gloucestershire, UK, GL6 6RA. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0)1452 813846
Email:
Last Updated: 2019-08-15

Current Work

Current Work

My first workshop was set up in Gloucestershire in 1976 where I made domestic stoneware and later small decorative pieces in high-fired porcelain. In1985 I became interested in Raku and smoked lustres and worked with glazed Raku for a time.

I am no longer making Raku, having been working for about twenty with this technique I felt that I needed to change my work, and now have returned to High firing and am making coiled, slab built and some thrown pieces

Work generally available from:
Contemporary Ceramics Shop, London
Gloucester Guild Shop, Cheltenham
and, by appointment, direct from the workshop.

New work can be seen on the web sites of:
CPA, London
Gloucester Guild of Craftsmen
South Wales potters

 

Technical Information

Technical Information

I am using a mix of porcelain and various coarser clay bodies, and incorporate coloured clays as I build.
The colour is coiled in or rolled into the slabs which are then constructed. I fire at 1260o in an electric kiln and after bisque and high firing I sand and polish using diamond pads

History

History

Born:
25 January 1937

Education:
Alexandra College, Dublin
Belfast College of Art
Hornsey College of Art

Qualifications:
National Diploma in Design (Ceramics and Printed Textiles)
Art Teachers Certificate, Hornsey College of Art.

Employment:
1964 to 1966 - Ceramics teacher at Parliament Hill Comprehensive School.
1966 to 1995 - Various Adult Education Classes in Ceramics. Gloucester College of Art and Stroud College of Art.
1978 to 1985 - Part Time Lecturer on full-time Workshop Pottery Course, Stroud College.

Memberships

Memberships

Fellow of Contemporary Ceramics.
Member of Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen.
South Wales Potters Association.

Work Styles

Work Styles

Porcelain
Thrown
Handbuilt
Vases & Bowls
Sculptural
Electric