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Biography for Jim Malone

Nationality:British
Born:1946 - Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

Education

Jim Malone attended Teacher Training College at Bangor, Wales (1966-1969), he then studied ceramics at Camberwell School of Art, London.

Employment

In 1975 Malone worked briefly at the Winchcombe Pottery with Ray Finch (b.1914). In 1976 he set up a workshop at Llandegla, North Wales. In 1982 he moved to Cumbria and lectured at the Cumbria College of Art, Carlisle. He has also lectured at Camberwell College of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University and Wrexham College of Art. His pottery workshop is currently based in Hayton, York.
Malone has made high fired stoneware since the early 1970s. He makes a range of functional domestic ware as well as more individual pieces. He throws his pieces on a Korean/ continental hybrid wheel and fires them in an oil and wood burning kiln based on a the design of an Oriental climbing kiln. He uses a wide range of wood ash and local mineral glazes. Malone's work has been exhibited widely in Britain, America and Hong Kong.

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