Gordon James studied at the Alberta College of Art and graduated in 1976. The subject matter he always explored relates to the human figure and facial expressions. In all of his work, whether ceramics, sculpture or printmaking, the scene is full of people – not beautifully stylized, but flawed like the real humans we are. Humour and irony are always near the surface. The studio and gallery are in a 1905 homestead farmhouse on the south end of Quadra Island (BC Canada). It has been preserved and converted into a pottery.