James Faulkner is a full time ceramic artist living and working from his home in Lincolnshire.
He takes inspiration for his work from discarded objects and surfaces created by the environment and time. His work presents a snapshot along the journey of an object, from new, to its eventual rejection and abandonment to nature, an object's slow decay into nothingness brings into being a beauty of its own, and tells the story of its existence.
James uses these inspirations to create complex surfaces upon minimal geometric forms, that together evoke their own narrative, and engender a calming presence that brings balance between form and surface.
Made in stoneware, James uses both throwing, thrown and altered, slab building and carving techniques to produce his designs. Layers of slips and oxides are built up over an object, over time, before he erodes the surface using his erode slip technique which he began development on during his time at university. He often erodes pieces down through the slip and into the clay body, to create the complex textured surfaces synonymous with his work.