Thursday, October 11, 2018

Woodland Creatures Hand-Painted on Ceramics by James Ward

Jimbob Art was founded in 2009 by James Ward an illustrator based in UK. He illustrates silly woodland animals in his quirky style that adorn ceramic plates, platters, stackable coffee cups, beer tankards and more. The anthropomorphic characters are so playful and comical depicted in monochromatic design with a splash of bright colors that bring these animals to life. Owl in neck tie, piglet in a party hat, sloth playing ukelele "can describe so much about human emotions and personalities with the juxtaposition of the animal’s expression against his clothing, an item or text' from his profile.

Initially he hand-painted every single ceramic with fine architect's pens, now he is also printing with digital lithograph which makes the ceramic dishwasher safe and durable. His products are can be found all around the world including well-known stockists such as Liberty and London.

Besides making whimsical products for his brand he works regularly in collaborations and commercial commissions. His clients include UNIQLO, White Stuff, Hyundai department stores, Harper Collins, Folded Wing, Channel 4 and Amnesty International. His work has been featured in press and number of magazines - the Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, Country Living and the Portland Mercury are few to name.

You can find ceramics and art prints in his online store - Jimbob Art.