Jim Malone has been making stoneware and porcelain pottery since the early 1970s. He uses a traditional kick wheel for throwing, and a two-chambered Japanese climbing kiln for firing. His glazes are comprised of granites, wood ashes, clays and silts which are collected from the surrounding area in Cumbria.
“I left the hot house of London, where I had been a student in the late nineteen seventies, and set up a workshop. It was initially in North Wales and later in Cumbria. I work within sight of the Cumbrian Fells. This involves a necessary slower pace of life, in touch with essential values, from which pots can grow, naturally and unenforced. They are free from the superficiality of urban demands. My work is a reflection of my life and my concerns to understand and communicate beauty, as I see it, through pottery form.” — Jim Malone
Malone has exhibited his work throughout the UK as well as in America, Germany and Hong Kong, and it is held by many public collections, including York Museum and Art Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.