Jim Partridge

Jim Partridge (born 1953)

is a well-known craftsman in wood and sculptor, born in Leeds. He studied at Oxford Polytechnic 1972-73, attended the John Makepeace School for Craftsmen in Wood at Parnham House 1977-79, and established his own workshop in Wiltshire 1979-83. He moved to Shopshire in 1984 and since 1986 has lived and worked in Oswestry with his partner, Liz Walmsley, a well-known artist in wood and ceramics. Partridge makes modern British furniture, smaller domestic pieces and monumental works for the outdoors. Much of his work is carved from green oak and yew and is often scorched and polished to a black finish. His work is held in a number of public collections at home and abroad, including The Victoria & Albert Museum, Manchester City Art Gallery, The British Council, The Crafts Council, The Contemporary Arts Society, The Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, Boston Museum of Fine Art USA, and Kyoto Museum of Modern Art Japan. He has had numerous solo shows and has exhibited with The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh for many years. In 2003 a book on Jim Partridge’s work was published by Manchester City Art Galleries in association with Lund Humphries.

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