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Partridge studied woodturning at John Makepeace School for Craftsmen in Wood, where he currently teaches. He is best known for his bowls, but transitioned to larger pieces of furniture and bridges. He works closely with Liz Walmsley on his outdoor designs. In 1996 the pair was part of a public art project on Black Country Road in England, where they installed their Oak Seat Group. Partridge often chars his pieces. He then buffs them with steel wool and polishes them with beeswax.
JIM PARTRIDGE. British, 1953–
Untitled, from the Blood Vessel Series 1987
oak burl, lathe-turned, burned
Promised Gift of Jane and Arthur Mason. PG1999.136.26