James Rigler was born in New Zealand in 1978 and now lives and works in London.

Following a course in Architecture and a BA in 3D Crafts at the University of Brighton, Rigler went on to study MA Ceramics & Glass at the Royal College of Art, London.  Since graduating in 2007 he has worked as a principal model and mould maker for Lamb’s Terracotta and Faience in Brighton and as an assistant for several successful artists. His own practice explores the wonders of the everyday object from the monumental to the mundane, which has recently led him to take a more surreal approach, creating work that suggests other worldly narratives, as seen in his most recent show ’The Lost World’ at Marsden Woo Gallery, London.


Selected Exhibitions


‘Lost World’ ,Project Space Marsden Woo Gallery, London

‘SOFA / Joanna Bird Gallery’ , New York


‘Table’, The Duke & Duchess of Devonshire

‘St. Giles Branches’, Zizzi Central St Giles, London

‘Supervision: British Ceramics and Glass’, Bejing, China


‘British Ceramics Biennial’, Stoke-on-Trent

‘Kristine Tillge Lunde Presents’, Puls Gallery, Brussels

‘Our Objects’, Machintosh Gallery, Glasgow School of Art


‘Workshop Scenery’ (Solo exhibition) The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

‘Project Network’, Danish Ceramics Museum


Selected Awards and Residencies


NGCA, Sunderland, UK


Internatiuonal Ceramics Research Centre, Denmark

RCA Society Thames & Hudson Prize

Royal Overseas League Trophy Prize


Heal’s Archive Competition winner