James is a practising artist and educator who believes that creative identities are formed by understanding, investigating and then taking ownership of techniques and processes. His own work explores ideas of personal identity, inclusion, the 'other' and desire, using textile processes such as print and hand stitch. Drawing underpins his practice, and the act of making is integral to the outcome.
- 1986: Textile Design BA, Goldsmith College
- 2004: Postgraduate Certificate in Education, University of Greenwich
- 2007: MA Contemporary Applied Arts (Distinction), University of Cumbria
- The impact of the act of making on the maker - well-being, self knowledge and understanding through act and gesture - 'Does the outcome really matter?'
- Discourse identities and sexuality in textiles