A New Jersey native, James has been exploring the endless opportunities of working with clay since first exposed to ceramics in high school.  James received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University where his passion for working with all types of materials grew. He then continued his curiosities working, teaching, and making in ceramic communities such as The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA and Penland School of Crafts in Penland, NC along with other art centers throughout the country.

Potter, instructor, and administrator,  James spent four years as Ceramic Studio Manager at GoggleWorks and is currently Director of Program Operations. James maintains an active studio practice at GoggleWorks where he produces functional pottery designed to encourage material culture appreciation.