James SteadImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: Greens Cottage 45 East Street, Banbury, Oxfordshire, UK, OX16 3LL. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44(0)1295 275058
Mobile: 07968 135938
Email:
Joined on: 2007-08-31
Last Updated: 2011-06-27

Current Work

Current Work

Tudor Hall School (September 2007-present)
Full-time 3D art and photography teacher

Technical Information

Technical Information

Sculptural, thrown earthenware. Each piece is made to an individual size and shape. An angular pattern is uniquely carved over the entire surface of the form. This pattern is glazed while the remaining raised surface is coated in terra sigillata and burnished. The work is fired to 950 C in an electric kiln before being placed inside a metal bin amongst newspaper which is set on fire. Once the soot has been removed the carbon that has impregnated the body can be seen. The surface is then waxed and buffed.

Previous Events

Previous Events

Art in Clay – Hatfield House (August 2007)
Producing thrown, carved and burnished ceramics (August 2004 - present)
Art in Clay – Hatfield House (August 2006)
Art in Clay – Farnham (November 2005)
Part-time ceramics lecturer - Weston College (September 2005- present)
Potfest, South West (2004) – Annual ceramic fair
Ceramica Cymru, Llandeilo (2004) – Annual ceramic fair
Weston College (August 2004- present)
Ceramic technician - Producing own range of domestic ware and small sculptures for craft fairs and galleries (September 2003-August 2004)
Guernsey Pottery (May-September 2003)
Production throwing, slip-casting, handbuilding, maiolica decoration, kiln firing, stock management, designing ware, producing red earthenware
Private commissions and sales (2000-2004)
Rented space at Overdale Pottery, Sheffield (2000-2002)
Potfest, Penrith (2000-2002) – Annual ceramic fair
Sheffield’s Open Up (2001) – Joint studio open weekend
Art and Potters Market, York (2001) – Art fair in the city centre

Future events:
Art in Clay – Hatfield House (August 2008)

Previous Galleries

Previous Galleries

Church House Designs, Congresbury (April-June 2005)
Heritage Centre, Cardigan (March-November 2005)
(March-November 2004)
Rtbiz.com, Faversham, Kent (November 2003-June 2004)
Oriel Ynys Mon, Llangefni, Anglesey (December 2003-May 2004)
Heritage Centre, Cardigan (March-November 2003)
Cupola Gallery, Sheffield (2001-2002)
Nexus Gallery, Edinburgh (2001)
Harris Library and Museum, Preston (2001)
Wensley Gallery, Ramsbottom, Nr Manchester (2001)
Ruhm Gallery, Penrith (2000)

Work Styles

Work Styles

Thrown
Terra Sigillata
Sculptural
Earthenware
Burnished