James Cornell, Potter
With his Cornell Art Pottery Gowensville Studio in Landrum, South Carolina, James has designed and created functional stoneware pottery and art pottery for over 30 years. Handcrafted bowls, lamps, pitchers, teapots, trays, platters, and much more are enjoyed by all who acquire them. Decorative and sculptural art pottery begins as a collaboration with a client and ends with a one-of-a-kind heirloom piece.
James Cornell is a potter at Cornell Art Pottery Gowensville Studio in Landrum, South Carolina. For more than 30 years he has designed and created functional stoneware and sculptural pottery.
Handcrafted bowls, lamps, pitchers, teapots, trays and platters are enjoyed by all who acquire them. Decorative and sculptural art pottery begins as a collaboration with the client to create a one-of-a-kind piece.
Whether working on production or custom clay pieces, life in the studio is always stimulating and creatively satisfying.
Pottery making is a process and a journey, most time controlled by the artist, but sometimes directed by the material itself. It is this interplay between the potter and the clay and glaze that makes the process and the work interesting.
James works with a variety of glazes on his pottery:
Temoku is a glossy black iron saturate that breaks brown on decoration and edges.
Blue Gloss is a high luster soft blue that breaks lighter on edges.
Tropical Blue is a rich dark blue that is semi-matte.
White Crackle is a glossy soft white with obvious crackle, like the look of raku.
Turquoise Green is a copper green semi-matte with a hint of blue. Sometimes out of the kiln it has a copper patina quality.
Testing new glazes is ongoing in his studio with a goal of color and texture consistency. As high-fired glazes can vary from one firing to the next, the results are that each piece is unique.