About the Artist
Jim Galloway studied drawing and painting at Edinburgh College of Art (1958-62). He produced gas fired stoneware pottery since the 1970s, in the Japanese tradition. Particular glaze effects are achieved by firing under reduction.
Jim studied under William Gillies, Robin Phillipson, Charles Pulsford and John Houston. Whilst teaching in London he was attracted to ceramics displayed at the Craftsmen Potters Shop, Marshal St, starting his own pottery business in the early 70s. His work is mainly domestic ware in the Japanese tradition, as introduced into this country by the Japanese potter Shōji Hamada and Bernard Leach. Pots are fired in a gas kiln under reduction and in this way particular glaze effects are achieved. A certain amount of improvisation is used in glaze application, a reflection of another lifelong interest of this artist which is playing jazz music (Jim plays saxophone and a range of woodwind instruments).
Jim will also display a selection of his popular oil paintings, inspired by his own ceramics and grasses discovered by the River Forth at Kildean.
Following lockdown, Jim is delighted to join Art Beat again. He looks forward to welcoming you at his new venue.