Jim Partridge

Material: Woodwork | Location: Shropshire
Jim Partridge makes furniture and functional woodwork. The scope of his work ranges from the small and domestic to monumental outdoor pieces.

Already established as a talented craftsman of vessels and small scale furniture, for the last 30 years Jim has worked with his partner Liz Walmsley. Initially they worked on outdoor projects, building public seats, footbridges, and shelters. They have always said that their intention was to make “work with a strong but quiet presence in the landscape”. This statement remains true, even though they have broadened that landscape to include built environments.

Alongside their site-specific commissioned work their studio furniture, much of which is carved from blocks of green oak, often scorched and polished to a lustrous black finish, regularly appears in exhibitions and is in public collections across the world, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Fitzwilliam Museum and Manchester Art Gallery.