Living near Wigton, in Cumbria, Jim is one of the most internationally celebrated and collected UK potters at work today. Potting in the true traditions of British pottery, using his self-built wood fired kiln to achieve a variety of truly wonderful forms and glaze finishes.
Born in 1946, Jim attended the Camberwell School of Art, London from 1972 to 1976. During this time, he spent time on placement working with Ray Finch at the legendary and important Winchcombe Pottery, in Gloucestershire.
For much of the 1980s Jim spent time teaching, passing on what he had learnt, but importantly what inspired him in the making of his pottery. He held positions at Camberwell, Wrexham School of Art and until 1990, at Cumbria College of Art, Carlisle.
Jim has been featured in numerous publications over the years, including British Studio Ceramics of the Twentieth Century; British Studio Pottery in the V&A Collection; A guide to Collecting Studio Pottery and Modern British Potters and Their Studios.
Public bodies which hold Jim Malone's work as part of their permanent collections include the Victoria and Albert Museum, Paisley Museum Glasgow, Liverpool Museum and Art Gallery and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, amongst many others.