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James Evans



When making my work it is my intention to make the form as economic in line and texture as possible while offering an infinite number of references.  With their humanistic imperfections and mimicry I strive to convey an ample softness that is suggestively tactile.  The anatomical references are ambiguous never literal as I wish the work to be hypothetical, displaying any number of possibilities. The ideas for my work come from a variety of sources they get noted, forgotten, remembered and used, but rarely in away I had originally foreseen.


I use a combination of glazes and lustres to create a rich surface functioning as a translucent sealant similar to that of vacuum-packed products helping to exaggerate the pieces fluidity.  On other work I have been using terra sigillata, which gives the appearance of a softer malleable surface that contrasts sharply with the clay’s brittle reality.


Above all I am seeking to produce work that has an underlying familiarity that can give rise to a smile.

Curriculum Vitae







NAME:                                    James Robert Evans


                                   Email: evansj2@mac.com

                                    Website: www.jamesrevans.com




Masters Degree in Fine Art.  University of Colorado, USA.

Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in Ceramics.  Central School of Art, London.

DATEC Diploma in General Art and Design. Ipswich, Suffolk.





November 2007               Galerie Sandra Buergel, Berlin, Germany.

May 2005                        ‘Plaisantin’ at COSA Gallery, London

May 2002                        ‘Hypoplastic’ Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham, UK.

June 2001                       Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales.

December 1996.              Tram Depot Gallery, London.

December 1990.              The Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark.





April 2008                         “Willcommen To Realtiy”, Galerie Sandra Buergel, Berlin, Germany

February 2008                  ‘Ten years innit!’, Barrett Marsden Gallery, London

October 2007                    ‘Zoo’, Royal Academy, London.

February 2006                   ‘Collect’ at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

January 2005                    ‘Collect’ at the Victoria and Albert Museum,London

June 2004                        ‘Art on the Grass’, Kent ,UK

February 2004                   ‘Collect’, at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

January 2004                     Museo Internazionale Ceramiche In Faenza, Italy

June 2003                          The 6th International Ceramics Competition Mino, Japan

June 2002                          ‘Art on the Grass’, Kent, UK.

September 2001                 Jerwood Exhibition, Crafts Council Gallery, London.

August 2001                      ‘Beneath The Surface’, Brewery Arts Centre, Cirencester, Glos, UK.

July 2001                           Danielle Arnaud  presents ‘a month in the garden’, at the Museum of Garden History, London

October 2000                    The Old Warehouse Gallery, Dorchester, Dorset, UK.

January 2000.                   ‘Ripe’, Crafts Council Gallery, London.

April 1999-to date.             Current Collection, Barrett Marsden Gallery, London.

September 1998.              ‘Atlantic Crossing’, Barbican Centre, London.

November 1995.                Galerie Handwerk Koblenz, Germany.

July 1992.                         East Open Exhibition, Kent, UK.

July 1990.                         Open Exhibition, Galleri Marius, Copenhagen, Denmark.





2002                                    London Visual Arts Artists Fund,  London Arts.

2002                                    Woo Charitable Foundation Bursary

1990                                    Research Award, University of Colorado.

1987                                    Full Tuition Scholarship, University of Colorado.





Victoria and Albert Museum






November 2005                        Ceramics Art and Perception. Issue no.61

June 2003                         ‘Sex Pots’ Eroticism in Ceramics by Paul Mathieu

March/April 2000            Ceramic Review             Issue number 182

January 2000                        ‘Ripe’ Crafts Council Publication

Dec 1998/Jan 1999            Keramik Magazin            






March 2000                        Crafts Council, London.

March 1997.                       Chelsea School of Art, Ceramics.

November 1995.               Victoria and Albert Museum, ‘Three Dimensional Values’ Sculpture Class.

Feb.1993/June 2004.         Ceramic teacher for Hammersmith and Fulham, CLLS.

Jan. – Dec. 1989.               Ceramic tutor, University of Colorado.






January 1997.                 Assistant to Richard Deacon.

May -  Dec. 1995.            Education Assistant at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Jan. – Dec. 1992.            Artist in Residence at the Addison Centre, London.

April – June 1991.           Visiting Artist at The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, USA.

Sept.’90 – Feb.’91.          Artist in Residence, Kent College, Kent.





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