Jim Partridge & Liz WalmsleyBorn: 1953
Jim Partridge studied at John Makepeace’s Parnham House School for Craftsmen in Wood in the 1970s, whilst Liz Walmsley’s first professional life in the crafts was in the world of ceramics. Since 1986 the couple have worked together designing and making furniture, with the exception of the vessels which remain solely Jim's domain. They both live and work together in Oswestry, in Shropshire near the Welsh border.
Jim Partridge and Liz Walmsley are and have been associated with The Scottish Gallery since the early 1990’s. Their partnership has worked successfully on many architectural projects and environmental commissions. Their studio furniture, much of which is carved from blocks of green oak, often scorched and polished to a lustrous black finish, is in public collections across the world. They have always said that their intention was to make “work with a strong but quiet presence in the landscape”.
Public Collections include:
The Crafts Council; Contemporary Arts Society; The Victoria & Albert Museum; Manchester Art Gallery; The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; The British Council; Kyoto Museum of Modern Art, Japan; Boston Museum of Fine Art, USA.
Public projects include work for:
Grizedale Forest, Common Ground; The Quay Arts Centre, Isle of Wight; The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal; Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford; The Welcome Trust; Sustrans, "Qube" gallery, Oswestry; Compton Verney Arts Trust; Edinburgh Botanic Gardens; Ruthin Craft Centre and RHS Wisley.
Jim and Liz were shortlisted for the LOEWE Craft Prize 2019 and exhibited in our Wood exhibition, April 2019.
Jim and Liz are part of our current group exhibition, In the Grain, which runs until 24th April at The Scottish Gallery.
Scorched Sculptural Vessel with Gold Leaf View details
Scorched Sculptural Vessel with Gold Leafc.2018scorched oak, gold leafH:20cm W:27cm D:19cm£1,450Scorched Square Dish with Bleached Circle View details
Scorched Square Dish with Bleached Circlec.2017scorched oakH:19cm W:31cm D:25cm£1,350Bleached Dish with Crater View details
Bleached Dish with Crater2019bleached oakH:8.5cm W:46.5cm D:26.5cm£1,700Square Block with Hole View details
Square Block with Hole2018scorched oakH:12cm W:28.5cm D:28cm£1,350Rectangle Vessel View details
Rectangle Vessel2018scorched oakH:13cm W:46cm D:32.5cm£1,500Square Vessel View details
Square Vessel2018scorched oakH:10cm W:22.5cm D:21cm£900Jim Partridge & Liz Walmsley's workshop, Oswestry View details
Jim Partridge & Liz Walmsley's workshop, Oswestry2015The Making Process View details
Small Bowl Table View details
Small Bowl Table2020scorched oakH:35cm W:56cm D:44cmSoldSmall Bowl Table (detail) View details
Small Bowl Table (detail)2020scorched oakH:35cm W:56cm D:44cmSoldOak Bench View details
Oak Benchc.1989OakH:41cm W:229cm D:33cmSoldOak Bench (detail) View details
Oak Bench (detail)c.1989oakH:41cm W:229cm D:33cmSoldFooted Vessel View details
Footed Vessel2018scorched oakH:18.5cm W:26.5cm D:32cmSoldRectangular Block View details
Rectangular BlockScorched OakH:12cm W:31.5cm D:28cmSoldBlock Stool by Jim Partridge and Liz Walmsley View details
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