James Rigler studied 3D Craft at the University of Brighton before graduating from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Ceramics and Glass in 2007. His bold and vibrant ceramic sculptures are inspired by the language of architectural ornament, including its most monumental and grandiose schemes. He describes his most recent work as being ‘led by thoughts of ruined and abandoned ancient places, romantic landscapes and stage sets’. His objects have emphatic, epic presence, cut adrift from their original contexts to take on new meanings.
In 2013-14 Rigler undertook a six-month ceramics residency with the Victoria and Albert Museum and is included in their public collection. He has exhibited widely and examples of his work can also be found in the collections of the Crafts Council and Chatsworth House, Derbyshire. Additional residencies include; the International Ceramics Research Centre, Guldergaard, Denmark, the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, and Cove Park, Scotland. In 2014 he was the recipient of the prestigious European Ceramic Context New Talent Award.
For a list of available works please contact
Tatjana Marsden or Siobhan Feeney
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