Phoebe Collings-James is a London-based artist who works across sculpture, video, sound and performance.
Her works function as what she calls “emotional detritus”; they speak of knowledges of feelings, the debris of violence, language and desire which are inherent to living and surviving within hostile environments. Her recent work dealt with the object as subject, giving life and tension to ceramic forms. Through her project Mudbelly Ceramics, Collings-James explores her practice and research in ceramics using both wheel-thrown and hand-built techniques. During her residency, she continued her study of ceramic form through an engagement with tenderness, eroticism and the haptic nature of clay.
The Freelands Lomax Ceramics Fellowship supports emerging artists working with clay. Between 2017-21, the Fellowship offers artists part-time six-month residencies at Camden Art Centre with an exhibition in the following year.