James Tingey is a studio potter whose work explores ideas of utility, process, material and landscape. His work incorporates a straight forward visual language to address function, and the vocabularies of utility and wood firing to investigate the intersection of processes and control. Currently, James Contract Faculty at Vincennes University in Indiana in Ceramics and Sculpture. Prior, he served as Studio Coordinator at LH Project a non-profit, international ceramics residency program. James was Instructional Associate in Ceramics and Sculpture at Brookhaven College in Dallas, Texas. A native Oregonian, James 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 60 nationally juried and invitational shows, and received awards from Strictly Functional Pottery National, Clemson Ceramics National Exhibition, and Studio Potter Magazine. James has been Visiting Artist at Lane Community College, Kendall College of Art and Design, University of Kansas, and Louisiana Tech University, and a Presenter at 2016 Waubonsee International Woodfire Conference, and 2017 NCECA Conference, in Portland, OR. He completed a yearlong residency at Galeri Estudi in Barcelona in 2003, and Pleasant Hill Pottery in 2012-2013. His work as been featured in Woodfired Ceramics: 100 Contemporary Artists, 500 Cups, and 500 Teapots: Volume 2, both by Lark books, the 2011 NCECA Journal, and Ceramics Monthly Magazine.