Jim Robison – Artist Blog

Introducing Jim Robison, one of the artists who will be showcasing their work at featured@ fair trader.

Born and educated in the Midwest USA. Moved to Yorkshire in 1972. Established Booth House Gallery and Ceramics Studio in Holmfirth 1975. Jim has been making professionally since 1965.

Working in clay, pieces are usually slab-built and decorated with Landscape references influenced by the Holme Valley. Jim enjoys an experimental approach to making both functional and sculptural work. Personal construction techniques combine with unusual surface textures and patterns, finished with several layers of slip and glaze. All pieces are durable high-fired stoneware. Commissions include private and public murals and sculptures. (Holmfirth Civic Hall, Victoria Bridge seat, and Mural in park opposite Fair Trader).

An elected Fellow of the British Craft Potters Association, former Chair of the Northern Potters Association and Master of Ceremonies at the Aberystwyth International Ceramic Festivals. Jim has written for various Ceramics publications and is the author of Large Scale Ceramics and Slab Techniques. Also an educator and former head of Ceramics at Bretton Hall College.

Jim Robison, August 2022