James will be constructing large scale sculptural forms using press moulded, curved slabs of clay. Curved sections of clay are constructed with numerous planes and perspectives, inviting the viewer to peer inside to a world of contorted shadows. Pieces often appear to float, with no visible flat base creating a tension with their surroundings. The structures, initially overpowering, hold delicate and enticing surfaces, with many hours spent refining, scraping and sanding surfaces to create gentle flowing curves. Layers of slips, stains and oxides are applied and are fired to 1240 degrees. The dark and light granulated surface and imposing colour creates shadows and areas that invite a closer inspection.