These are the fundamental qualities found in our tumultuous times.
As an artist, James wanted to take one of the most destructive manmade objects and focus on the purity of its form. He wanted to connect the world of wars and killing machines with the peace-loving world of ceramics. This idea can be connected to the counter culture of the past but is even more relevant today.
In ceramics you create but in warfare you destroy. “I wanted to comment on the dissonance between the two while acknowledging our attraction to both worlds,” explains James.