About the Artist
Jim studied Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art (1958-1962) when Wiliam Gillles was Principal, under Robin Phillipson, John Houston and Charles Pulsford.
He started making ceramics in the early 70s in his Manchester studio.
All his pots are fired in a gas kiln under reduction conditions, in the Japanese tradition, as introduced by Bernard Leach and Hamada in the early 50s.
Jim says 'Whilst teaching art, I was introduced to the pottery of Hamada and Bernard Leach and I have been making pots in this tradition since the early 70s. All the pots are fired in a gas kiln under reduction and this is responsible for the special glazes and unique effects which can only be achieved in this way. In Leach's tradition, my pots are fully functional. This is artwork that is best appreciated through everyday use'.
'More recently I have produced a few oil paintings inspired when interesting subject matter has captured my attention. This has included my own pots and an unusual selection of dried grasses found by the River Forth at Kildean, Stirling'.
DirectionsWeir Street runs between Raploch Road and the smaller Forth Valley College Community Campus. Turning off Raploch Rd, we are in the 1st cul-de-sac on the left. There is pedestrian only access to Weir St from FVC Community Campus. Sat Navs work fine
AddressJim Galloway - Ceramics
27 Weir Street
Contact DetailsMob: 0772 4909366
Email: [email protected]