James Tingey is a ceramic artist whose work explores ideas of utility, process, material and landscape. His work utilizes the vocabulary of function and wood firing to investigate the intersection of processes and control. Currently, James is an Instructional Associate in Ceramics and Sculpture at Brookhaven College in Dallas, Texas. Originally from Oregon, he recently received his Master’s of Fine Art with a concentration in Ceramics from Ohio University in 2012. He has exhibited his work widely in over 40 nationally juried and invitational shows, and received awards from Clemson Ceramics National Exhibition in 2012, Studio Potter Magazine for work in the 2011 NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition, and a purchase award from 23rd Annual Feats of Clay Exhibition. Previous to attending graduate school, James was a studio potter in Oregon exhibiting his work in craft shows along the West Coast, including The American Craft Council show in San Francisco and OPA Ceramics Showcase (the largest all-clay show in the United States). He completed a yearlong residency at Galeri Estudi in Barcelona in 2003. His work as been featured in 500 Cups, and 500 Teapots: Volume 2, both by Lark books, the 2011 NCECA Journal, and Ceramics Monthly Magazine. Additionally, James has served as a volunteer Board Member for Art in the Pearl (2008-2009) and served for four years on the organizing committee for Ceramic Showcase.