JIM CONNELL

Bio    
JIM  CONNELL

Jim Connell’s ceramic vessels, bowls, teapots and vases are distinctive for their color and shape in three distinct styles: stoneware, porcelain and Raku. The thick walls are paddled and carved, producing a secondary, three-dimensional surface. Often the surfaces are sandblasted to give a textural surface.

Featured Piece
JIM  CONNELL Black Sandblasted Slipper Teapot

Black Sandblasted Slipper Teapot
- Stoneware
6 x 11 x 4-1/2 in
$ 1,200.00


JIM  CONNELL Black Sandblasted Slipper Teapot
Black Sandblasted Slipper Teapot
Stoneware  
6 x 11 x 4-1/2 in
$1,200
JIM  CONNELL Red Sandblasted_ Carved Platter
Red Sandblasted Lidded Vessel
Stoneware; thrown & altered, sandblasted  
13-1/2 x 12-1/2 x 12-1/2 in
$1,200
JIM  CONNELL Black Sandblasted Carved Vase
Black Sandblasted Carved Vase
Porcelain  
10 x 12 x 12 in
$ 900
JIM  CONNELL Blue Carved Form
Blue Carved Form
Porcelain  
12 x 12 x 12 in
$2,000
JIM  CONNELL Red Sand Blasted Bottle
Red Sandblasted Bottle
Stoneware  
20-1/2 x 11 x 11 in
$ 900
JIM  CONNELL Red Sandblasted Carved Ewer
Red Sandblasted Carved Ewer
Stoneware  
10 x 6 x 5 in
$ 600
JIM  CONNELL Red Sand Blasted Carved Lidded Jar
Red Sandblasted Carved Lidded Jar
Stoneware (1)  
14-1/2 x 11 x 11 in
$1,200
JIM  CONNELL Red Sandblasted Carved Lidded Jar
Red Sandblasted Carved Lidded Jar
Stoneware  
14 x 9 x 9 in
$1,200
JIM  CONNELL Red Sandblasted Carved Pitcher
Red Sandblasted Carved Pitcher
Stoneware  
16 x 6 x 6 in
$ 700
JIM  CONNELL Red Sandblasted Carved Vase
Red Sandblasted Carved Vase
Stoneware  
19 x 11 x 11 in
$ 900
JIM  CONNELL Blade
Blade
Stoneware (3)  
12 x 16 x 16 in
Sold
JIM  CONNELL Green Carved Teapot I
Green Carved Teapot I
Stoneware (5)  
13 x 11 x 7 in
Sold
JIM  CONNELL Green Carved Teapot II
Green Carved Teapot II
Stoneware (6)  
10 x 9 x 7 in
Sold
JIM  CONNELL Purple Carved Oval Vase
Purple Carved Oval Vase
Porcelain (9)  
5-1/2 x 5-1/2 x 4 in
Sold
JIM  CONNELL Red Carved Bottle
Red Carved Bottle
Porcelain (8)  
12 x 5 x 5 in
Sold
JIM  CONNELL Red Carved Bottle
Red Carved Bottle II
Porcelain  
11 x 4-1/2 x 4-1/2 in
Sold
JIM  CONNELL Red Sandblasted and Carved Teapot
Red Carved Sandblasted Teapot (3)
Stoneware; thrown & altered, sandblasted  
14 x 12 x 9 in
Sold
JIM  CONNELL Red Green Sandblasted Bottle
Red Green Sandblasted Bottle
Stoneware (4)  
14 x 8 x 8 in
Sold

JIM  CONNELL

JIM CONNELL

JIM CONNELL Biography

Jim Connell creates ceramic pieces in unusual sizes and shapes but his process is firmly grounded in traditional techniques of pottery making.

Although his process varies, Connell’s vessels are generally wheel-thrown. The thick walls are paddled and carved producing a secondary, three-dimensional surface.

Connell received his BA degree from Loyola University (IL), his BFA degree from Kansas City Art Institute (MO), and his MFA degree from the University of Illinois. His work has been exhibited at The South Carolina State Museum, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts and Contemporary Clay (TX), Austin Museum of Art (TX), Huntington Museum of Art (WV), Columbus Museum (GA), Huntsville Museum of Art (AL), the Holter Museum of Art (MT), Fine Arts Museum of the South (AL), Downey Museum of Art (CA), Sonoma County Museum (CA), and Roswell Museum (NM). Connell’s ceramics are in the collections of the South Carolina State Museum, the Charles Wustum Museum of Fine Arts (WI), the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MN), and the Yixing Ceramic Museum (China).

Jim currently works from his studio in South Carolina.

JIM CONNELL Statement

“I enjoy interplay and tension in my pieces and continually strive to excite my forms through the use of carving. If pressed into service, my ceramics could hold and pour liquid properly; however, their function is purely decorative.”

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