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Jim, James, Connell

Biography to Display: 


BA Loyola University, Illinois

BFA Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri

1984MFA University of Illinois-Urbana, Illinois


1975—Studio Potter

Professor of Ceramics, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina




Jim Connell is known for wheel-thrown stoneware and porcelain pieces. Often the thick-walled pieces are heavily carved and then typically sandblasted after the final firing. Some of the work is Raku fired. Connell has a strong interest in Chinese ceramics, particularly Yixing teapots.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin

South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, South Carolina

Yixing Ceramic Museum, China


Bibliography to Display: 

Coakes, Michelle. Creative Pottery: A Step-by-step Guide and Showcase. Cincinnati, OH: Quarry Books, 1998.

Lawton, James, Suzanne J E Tourtillott, and Linda Koop. 500 Teapots: Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Design. Lark Books: New York, NY, 2013.

Turner, Anderson. Pottery Making Techniques: A Pottery Making Illustrated Handbook. Westerville, OH: American Ceramic Society, 2004.




Typical Marks
Date: 2011
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze
E John Bullard Collection
E John Bullard Collection
Date: 2015
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze
E. John Bullard Collection
E. John Bullard Collection

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified June 23, 2023.