Jim came to visit Glasgow Ceramics Studio at the beginning of the summer 2017. Staying for three months, he combined making the most of his time in the studio during the week with exploring the Scottish Highlands and Islands on his bike on the weekends.
Jim is based in South London and has been working in ceramics for a little over four years. His Scandinavian influenced functional ware is all thrown, turned and glazed by hand. Jim likes to make unique, one off items or small batches of work and his pieces are made with the intention they should be used as often as possible. Inspiration can come from all sorts of things, including 60s and 70s Scandinavian and German ceramics, studio pottery and other more well known British companies like Hornsea and Denby.
Ruta joined us in the Glasgow Ceramics Studio for a three month residency in 2015 and is fast gaining a reputation for her fine craftsmanship. Born and brought up in Lithuania, Ruta gained a ceramists master’s degree from Vilnius’ Art Academy in 2013. Since 2008 she has taken part in both solo and group exhibitions, symposiums, competitions and art residencies in Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, Denmark, Italy and the UK.
Based in Hertford in the UK and working as an independent artist, Ruta’s highly original work is influenced by European folk art and is made using red clay decorated with colourful glazes, all painted on by hand.