James HakeImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: Plough Barn, Kirkby Lonsdale Road, Over Kellet, Carnforth, Cumbria, England, LA6 1DA. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44(0)1524 727658
Mobile: 07769945487
Email:
Web-site: www.jameshakeceramics.co.uk
Availability: Visitors welcome to the Studio from 10am to 5pm every weekday. Please phone first on my mobile number to arrange an appointment.
Last Updated: 2014-04-04

Artist's Statement

Artist's Statement

I work at the potter’s wheel, specialising in large bowls and one off pieces   I also make slab rolled work including wall hangings and square dishes.
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My work I decorated with a range of oriental glazes, these are applied quickly by dipping and pouring in different combinations which fuse together in the heat of the kiln. Currently I am investigating using local materials from quarries, clay seams and wood ashes in my glazes.

Work generally available from:
Blackwell Arts and Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere. 
Fififofum Gallery, Newton, Nr Corbridge, Northumberland.

The Leach Pottery, Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall.

Platform Gallery, Clithereo,
The Stour Gallery, 10 High Street, Shipston-on-Stour.
 The Round House Gallery, Foston, Derbyshire

Work is also available from my workshop at Holme Mills

Current / Future Events

Current / Future Events

Geffrye Museum, The : Ceramics in the City 2014
September 18, 2014 to September 21, 2014

CPA Autumn Fair : Oxford Ceramics Fair 2014
October 25, 2014 to October 26, 2014

Junction Art Gallery : Winter Collection with Ceramics
November 01, 2014 to January 31, 2015

Athenaeum, The (Cumbria) : Art and Clay 2014
November 22, 2014 to November 23, 2014

Membership and Career Background

Membership and Career Background

Membership
2007  Unfold Design Collective.
2006  Professional Member Craft Potters Association. 
2005  Northern Potters Association

Career Background
2005 to Present - Established studio in Holme, Cumbria. Skills Course in Thomastown.
2002 – 2004     - Crafts Council of Ireland.  Pottery Skills Course. Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland
1999 – 2002     - BA (Hons) – Three Dimensional Design - Manchester Metropolitan University.

 

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions
2009   'Legacy,' Leach Pottery, St Ives.
           Bally Duff House Exhibition, The Stour Gallery, Warwickshire.
           'A Winters Tale' Imagine Gallery.

Selected Ceramics Shows:
2008/9 Ceramic Art London.
            Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair.
            Potfest in the Park.
            Rufford - Earth and Fire.
            Oxford Ceramics Fair.
            Design Show Liverpool 

2008    Farfield Mill (as part of the Unfold Design Collective)
            The Stour Gallery - Exhibition with Hugh Stoneman and Breon O’Casey.
            Design Show Liverpool.
            British Craft Trade Fair, Harrogate.

2007   ‘NPA at the Lund’ - The Lund Gallery.
            Bright and Bold’ - Stokoe House Ceramics.
            Blackwell Arts and Crafts House.
            Northern Hot Pot’- Bolton Museum and Art Gallery.    

2006    ‘North of Watford’ The Platform Gallery.
            ‘Celtic Influence’  The Stour Gallery
            ‘Colour Mix’ – Arteria

2005    The Stour Gallery - Exhibition with Sandra Blow, Betty Blandino and Chris Buck

2004    National Craft Gallery of Ireland.

Teaching

Teaching

2010 - Winter Ceramics Courses – The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal.
2008 - Visiting lecturer – Cumbria Institute of Arts.
2006  - Visiting lecturer - Manchester Metropolitan University.

Awards

Awards

2009 - Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair – Best Stand Award
2008 - Arts Council Development Award towards the construction of a gas fired kiln.
2005 - Princes Trust business start up Loan.  Distinctly Cumbrian Development Start Up award.

Work Styles

Work Styles

Stoneware
Thrown
Handbuilt
Tenmoku
Sang de boeuf
Celadon
Ash
Vases & Bowls
Teabowls
Kitchen & Tableware