Gallery Jizai exhibition

Short notice but for 2 days Chihiro and I are having an exhibition at Gallery Jizai in Kaibara. Daily use Tamba textiles from Chihiro, and new pots from my recent firing. If you are in Tamba or around please come visit!

Nov. 17-18 Gallery Jizai, Kaibara 11.00-16.00


James Erasmus & イラズムス千尋 exhibition
布と陶器の展示会 @ギャラリー自在
2017.11.17(金)〜18(土) 11:00〜16:00
丹波市柏原町柏原688-3 たんば黎明館1階

Kyoto Takashimaya exhibition

My exhibition at Takashimaya in Kyoto is on now. Mostly new work from my kiln firing just now.

November 1st to 7th – 6th floor . Anyone in Kyoto or around please drop by!

ジェイムス イラズムス 土と炎の器展

高島屋京都店 6階 11月1日(水) − 7日(火)


Back from Tokyo…

On the shinkansen back from the day in Tokyo.

Thanks to Ishida san for a wonderful display and to those who braved the rain (again!) to come to the gallery today. I’m sure there’s a typhoon following me around recently! Here’s hoping for some good weather for Kyoto next week…

Gallery Ishida (ギャラリー石田) until Novemberf 1st


Tokyo exhibition – Gallery Ishida

Off to Tokyo this weekend – our second exhibition at Gallery Ishida starts tomorrow. Near Inogashira Park, reportedly the most desirable place to live  in Japan! Chihiro will be up on the 28th and I will be there on the 29th. For my part it is almost all new work from my recent firing – Ishida San did a wonderful job of displaying  everthing in her homely gallery last time so I’m really looking forward to seeing how it looks this time round.

Exhibition runs from October 26 until November 1


Exhibition at Sanda Hankyu

Four person exhibition starts at Sanda Hankyu dept store tomorrow. Ceramics, wood and textiles. This is the third time we have done this event, with a slight change of makers this time. Runs from October 18-24 All Welcome!


Unloading kiln no.18!

13A2EEC7-943E-4B58-80AA-68EEF776C458Started to unload the kiln this morning, still got a way to go but it seems to have gone ok, temperature looks pretty good and a good range of colours. A few silly mistakes during the loading lost me a few plates, but at least I know what I did wrong! Started cleaning up pots today for exhibitions to come, starting with a group exhibition at Sanda Hankyu dept store which starts…tomorrow! Chihiro took the pots down tonight, only 5 minutes late in the end!


Bizen Pottery Festival 2017

44C7D22F-C199-40BA-BEDD-2FA478420603Back from this years Bizen Pottery Festival. I finished firing Thursday evening and packed up everything Friday morning to head off to Bizen, so cutting it a bit fine!

It’s often blisteringly hot during the festival but this year the rain got to us. Not as bad as I thought it was going to be, but still a bit of a wet week-end. Sales weren’t bad though and so a big thank you to all who braved the weather and made it down to my stall!


Autumn Firing

imageFirst event of the autumn firing the kiln. Firing number 18. I always feel like this is the start of my working year for some reason. Aided by my not so trusty mutt mango, still a few more all-nighters to go. Hopefully finish on time before heading off for the yearly Bizen pottery festival this weekend!