Introducing Jim Robison Holmfirth Legend, one of the artists who will be showcasing their work at featured@ fair trader this October
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. Then 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 the 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 – Holmfirth Legend
Jim’s work is a testament to his dedication to pushing the boundaries of ceramics. His pieces are characterised by their intricate designs, expert craftsmanship, and a deep appreciation for the natural world. Whether crafting functional pottery or sculptural works of art. Jim’s creations often draw inspiration from nature’s beauty and the ever-changing landscapes around him.
Throughout his career, Jim has not only created stunning ceramic pieces. But has also contributed to the ceramics community as an educator and mentor. His workshops and classes have inspired countless aspiring ceramists, passing down his knowledge and passion to the next generation.
Jim Robison’s ceramics are more than just art; they are a reflection of his deep connection to the medium and the world around him. Each piece tells a story, capturing a moment in time and preserving it in clay. Jim’s legacy as a ceramic artist is one of innovation, craftsmanship, and a profound love for the art form that has defined his life. His work continues to inspire and captivate art enthusiasts around the world. Leaving an enduring imprint on the world of ceramics.