About James Faulkner
I take inspiration for my work from discarded objects and surfaces created by the environment and time. My work presents a snapshot along the journey of an object, from new, to its eventual rejection and abandonment to nature, an objects slow decay into nothingness brings into being a beauty of its own, and tells the story of its existence.
I use these inspirations to create complex surfaces upon minimal geometric forms, that together evoke their own narrative, and engender a calming presence that brings balance between form and surface.
Made in stoneware, I use both throwing, thrown and altered, and slab building techniques to produce my designs. Layers of slips and oxides are built up over an object over time, before I erode the surface using flame, to create the complex textured surface synonymous with my work.