Jaime constructs perpetual forms that appear to have no true beginning or end and invites the viewer to interpret her designs individually.
From modest clay slabs, she sensitively connects ribbons of clay before arriving at her final form. She allows herself to be led by the material and welcomes this evolving process into her practice.
Attracted to the strength, tension and fragility of clay Jaime celebrates the material by revealing its raw characteristics.
Through her exploration of layers, Jaime pushes her material to its limits and embraces any aesthetic consequences of this process. These forms hold a contemporary profile and are the result of a contest between maker and material for control.
Jaime Valentine is a contemporary ceramicist based in South West, England. While studying at UCA Farnham Jaime chose to specialise in Ceramics. This was a natural decision as she found clay complimented her need for direct material contact and contemplation while making. She is able to explore ideas in an immediate, but less permanent way; while allowing the material an element of control.
Through experimentation, Jaime gravitated toward hand-built ceramic techniques and more specifically the process of slab building. Her forms are often constructed from many individual elements where she relies on the chemical changes of the ceramic firing process to fuse her works together.
Jaime has an interest in building connections, collaborating with other makers and is excited to take on projects that will challenge and develop a further understanding of her discipline.
University for the Creative Arts Farnham. BA (Hons) Glass, Ceramics, Jewellery & Metalwork. 2018 - 2021.
Opportunities and Experience
2019 Ceramic Art LondonVolunteered to man artists stands during their breaks. - Assisted with sales, packing, communication and promotion.
2020 Useful Parallels, The Art Workers Guild London - Participation and networking event promoting craft and contemporary making.
2020/2021 Makers Tale Exhibition, Salisbury Art Centre. - Visited and connected with the Art Centre to devise work inspired by the architecture and history of Salisbury Cathedral.
GCJM BA(Hons) 2nd Year In Progress Show 2020. UCA Linear Gallery.
GCJM BA(Hons) Graduation Show 2021. Crafts Study Centre Farnham.
Makers' Tale Exhibition 2021, Salisbury Arts Centre.