Jim Bisbee, began creating wheel thrown pottery a decade
ago, with lessons from a master potter.It provided him with a creative outlet to balance his career as an engineer. Over the years he has
continued to expand his skills and knowledge by personal exploration, by
attending seminars, and most recently by attending classes at East Carolina
University. Today in retirement he devotes himself to expressing his respect
for the past in each vessel he creates.
The current work features large decorative pieces including
sculptural forms, having in common, only rich colors and various techniques to
enhance the surface texture of his pieces. Jim is fascinated by the effects
that can be obtained by incorporating other materials into his work, such as
glass and metals. His glazes employ a blend of natural and texture glazes that
are layered to evoke images of sunsets and atmospheric wonders.
Some of his recent work incorporates the ancient Japanese
technique of RAKU. This technique is particularly appealing in due to it’s
unpredictability and the interesting color and textural effects that are
All of his functional works are oven, dishwasher, and
microwave safe and contain no lead.His non-functional pieces make great still life vases and accent pieces
and bring rich colors to a room.
Jim’s work has been at area galleries for a number of years
and is also available at his home studio in New Bern. He also does commissions.
If you need a lovely and memorable Christmas, wedding, birthday or shower gift
he will usually have one available at his studio. The number to reach him is
Fine Art At Baxters 323 Pollock Street New Bern, North Carolina 28560 252-634-9002 firstname.lastname@example.org Mon. - Fri. 10am to 6pm Sat. 10am to 5pm