Originally from the Lake District, James studied Textiles at Glasgow School of Art (2001-2005) before moving to London to complete an MA in Fashion at Central Saint Martins, UAL (2006-2008). Always drawn to ceramics he returned to this practice in 2015 alongside his teaching practice at University of the Arts, London. Soon to be residing in Manchester, James’s ceramic work is devoted to capturing movement and the kinetic expression of his Action Casting technique through editioned gallery pieces and a studio line of functional ware.
In this show James continues to explore his Action Casting technique through forms that showcase his energetic and uncontrolled way of working. Colour and movement are expressed dynamically using stained porcelain, where the split second of contact with the moulds is captured with abstract yet purposeful marks. Layered colours intersect each other rendering each piece with unique moments of James’s spontaneous and gestural process.
Based in London, Pegg is being represented in St Ives for the first time.
Recent Exhibitions include:
London Art Fair, New Vessels shown alongside seven other ceramics artists, represented by Thrown Contemporary, Highgate, London, 2019;
Primary Colour (Group Show), Thrown Contemporary, Highgate, London, 2018; Introductions (Group Show), Thrown Contemporary, Highgate, London, 2018.