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Jim Partridge (b.1953) is a craftsman who specialises in our place in the landscape. His work, often made in partnership with Liz Walmsley, has included sheltering seats for a windswept Northumberland headland, tempting footbridges over highland burns, and an altar and cross cut from a single block of oak for Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford. These objects assert a strong but quiet presence within their surroundings. This book celebrates Jim Partridge's achievements as one of the UK's finest woodworkers. His smaller studio work has been exhibited widely and features in prestigious museum collections in Britain, America and Japan. He also works with architects on urban public art projects and domestic furniture commissions, and in 1999 was shortlisted for the prestigious Jerwood Applied Arts Prize (furniture), winning the public vote. Partridge's highly distinctive style, maximising the sensual qualities of his materials, is reflected by the pieces illustrated in this book, from delicate carved and turned vessels to monumental site-specific commissions.
Alison Britton OBE is one of Britain's leading ceramicists. She has exhibited her work around the world since the mid-1970s and her ceramics can be found in public collections that include the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Los Angeles County Museum; the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam and the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan. She has written widely on applied arts and has contributed to numerous exhibition catalogues. Dr Katherine Swift is a writer and garden historian. She writes a weekly column for The Times and is a regular contributor to Hortus, House and Garden, Gardens Illustrated and many other gardening periodicals. She is joint author of Pergolas, Arbours and Arches: A History of How to Make Them (2001). She is also a practising gardener, whose own garden at Morville Hall in Shropshire is open to the public.
Contents; Foreword, Introduction; Jim Partridge; Taking Risks: The site-specific work of Jim Partridge; Vessels; Site-specific; Furniture; Chronology; Selected exhibitions; Selected public commissions; Public collections; Selected bibliography; Acknowledgements; Index of Works.
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