Metal Sculpture and Design by James Jones

Bespoke

James is a UK based sculptor who provides bespoke services to clients nationally and internationally. James works predominantly in stainless steel, using other materials such as CorTen steel when appropriate or at the request of the client. The use of a wider range of materials is available as well.

All fabrication and finishing is done by hand to create high quality individualised works suitable for any environment or location.

Although the sculptures in the current portfolio on this site use the language of zeros and ones in their construction, future sculptural projects are not limited to this language.

James is happy to design and build any sculptural form, using more traditional methods if desired and other materials where appropriate.

The portfolio below contains images of his stainless steel sculptures, metal garden sculptures, commissioned public art, corporate art, metal wall art as well as functional items such as sculptural lighting.

Many of the works are available for sale and commissions for functional or sculptural objects are actively sought.

Design

All sculptural objects, large or small, are the result of a reflexive process of ideas, observations, designs, reflection and redesign.

The different stages of the process of creating any given sculptural object may include sketches, drawings, maquettes of clay, polystyrene or card, 2D / 3D CAD drawings and of course input and feedback from the client or concerned parties where appropriate.

As each and every sculpture has an effect on and is effected by its environment, James ideally prefers to discuss the clients needs in person and at the same time see the space the sculpture is intended to be placed.

When this is not possible, due to time or geographical location, E-mail, Skype and Webex online meetings allow James to communicate effectively with his clients.

Using these tools, all interested parties are able to talk in real time, share images, discuss ideas, review designs and work colaberativly to help create site specific sculptural works, suitable for any environment or location.

Fabrication

The majority of our fabrication work is done in-house using the most modern cutting, welding and polishing machines. As well as a Tecarc plasma cutter, we have the capability to weld a wide range of metals including aluminum and other alloys using AC/DC TIG, MIG and ARC welders from TecArc and Ewm, Using properly set, good quality machines results in strong, high quality welds which reduces production time while increasing durability.

When it comes to making your sculptures shine we use, among our other tools, top of the range Fein power tools from Germany, which are specifically designed for professionals working with stainless steel where the fit and finish of the work can be critical.

Sometimes it is not possible for us to fabricate parts in- house, for example when specific shaped Laser cut parts may be required for a given project. In this case we work closely with a local firm who are experienced with working on creative projects.

We believe sculptures should be touched so there are no sharp corners or edges and all finishing is done by hand to create high quality sculptural works that will stand the test of time.

  • Stainless steel wall sculpture installation
    Origins 2013
    King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah
    Mig welded mirror polished stainless steel
    Dimensions Variable
  • Stainless steel wall sculpture installation
    Origins 2013
    King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah
    Mig welded mirror polished stainless steel
    Dimensions Variable
  • Stainless steel wall sculpture installation
    Origins 2013
    King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah
    Mig welded mirror polished stainless steel
    Dimensions Variable
  • Sculpture steel hanging sculpture installation
    Beyond the Edge of Reason 2010
    Tig welded stainless steel sculpture
    3mx0.3m
  • Sculpture steel hanging sculpture installation
    Beyond the Edge of Reason 2010
    Tig welded stainless steel sculpture
    3mx0.3m
  • Sculpture steel hanging sculpture installation
    Beyond the Edge of Reason 2010
    Tig welded stainless steel sculpture
    3mx0.3m
  • Sculpture steel hanging sculpture installation
    Beyond the Edge of Reason 2010
    Tig welded stainless steel sculpture
    3mx0.3m
  • Sculpture steel hanging sculpture installation
    Beyond the Edge of Reason 2010
    Tig welded stainless steel sculpture
    3mx0.3m
  • Sculpture steel hanging sculpture installation
    Beyond the Edge of Reason 2010
    Tig welded stainless steel sculpture
    3mx0.3m
  • Stainless steel sculptural lighting
    Sunshine and Lollipops 2012
    Tig welded stainless steel lamp shade
    80cmx20cm
  • Stainless steel sculptural lighting
    Sunshine and Lollipops 2012
    Tig welded stainless steel lamp shade
    80cmx20cm
  • Stainless steel sculptural lighting
    Sunshine and Lollipops 2012
    Tig welded stainless steel lamp shade
    80cmx20cm
  • Stainless steel sculptural lighting
    Sunshine and Lollipops 2012
    Tig welded stainless steel lamp shade
    80cmx20cm
  • Stainless steel metal wall art
    Sun Spot 2012
    Tig welded stainless steel metal wall art
    120cmx80cm
  • Stainless steel metal wall art
    Sun Spot 2012
    Tig welded stainless steel metal wall art
    120cmx80cm
  • Stainless steel metal wall art
    Sun Spot 2012
    Tig welded stainless steel metal wall art
    120cmx80cm
  • Stainless steel metal wall art
    Shield 2012
    Tig welded stainless steel metal wall art
    50cmx15cm
  • Stainless steel metal wall art
    Shield 2012
    Tig welded stainless steel metal wall art
    50cmx15cm
  • Stainless steel metal wall art
    Spun 2012
    Tig welded stainless steel metal wall art
    50cmx15cm
  • Stainless steel metal wall art
    Spun 2012
    Tig welded stainless steel metal wall art
    50cmx15cm
  • Stainless steel metal wall art
    Mobi Forever 2012
    Tig welded stainless steel metal wall art
    120cmx50cm
  • Stainless steel metal wall art
    Mobi Forever 2012
    Tig welded stainless steel metal wall art
    120cmx50cm
  • Stainless steel metal wall art
    Star 2012
    Tig welded stainless steel metal wall art
    70cmx10cm
  • Stainless steel metal wall art
    Star 2012
    Tig welded stainless steel metal wall art
    70cmx10cm
  • Stainless steel metal wall art
    Spin 2012
    Tig welded stainless steel metal wall art
    50cmx15cm
  • Stainless steel metal wall art
    Spin 2012
    Tig welded stainless steel metal wall art
    50cmx15cm
  • Stainless steel bowl for keys
    Keeper 2013
    Tig welded stainless steel metal wall art
    25cmx10cm
  • Steel garden sculpture
    Pod 2009
    Mig welded metal garden sculpture
    100cmx45cm
  • Steel garden sculpture
    Pod 2009
    Mig welded metal garden sculpture
    100cmx45cm
  • Steel garden sculpture
    Pod 2009
    Mig welded metal garden sculpture
    100cmx45cm
  • Steel garden sculpture
    Pod 2009
    Mig welded metal garden sculpture
    100cmx45cm
  • Steel garden sculpture
    Digital Soul 2007
    Arc welded metal garden sculpture
    180cmx60cm
  • Steel garden sculpture
    Digital Soul 2007
    Arc welded metal garden sculpture
    180cmx60cm
  • Steel garden sculpture
    Digital Soul 2007
    Arc welded metal garden sculpture
    180cmx60cm
  • Steel garden sculpture
    Digital Soul 2007
    Arc welded metal garden sculpture
    180cmx60cm
  • Steel garden sculpture
    Digital Soul 2007
    Arc welded metal garden sculpture
    180cmx60cm
  • Steel garden sculpture
    Ascent 2009
    Mig welded metal garden sculpture
    5mx1.5m
  • Steel garden sculpture
    Ascent 2009
    Mig welded metal garden sculpture
    5mx1.5m
  • Steel garden sculpture
    Ascent 2009
    Mig welded metal garden sculpture
    5mx1.5m
  • Steel garden sculpture
    Feeling 2009
    Arc welded metal garden sculpture
    180cmx80cm
  • Steel garden sculpture
    Feeling 2009
    Arc welded metal garden sculpture
    180cmx80cm
  • Steel garden sculpture
    Feeling 2009
    Arc welded metal garden sculpture
    180cmx80cm
  • Steel garden sculpture
    Twist of Faith 2009
    Arc welded metal garden sculpture
    200cmx90cm
  • Steel garden sculpture
    Twist of Faith 2009
    Arc welded metal garden sculpture
    200cmx90cm
  • Steel garden sculpture
    Twist of Faith 2009
    Arc welded metal garden sculpture
    200cmx90cm
  • Steel garden sculpture
    Twist of Faith 2009
    Arc welded metal garden sculpture
    200cmx90cm
  • Steel garden sculpture
    Twist of Faith 2009
    Arc welded metal garden sculpture
    200cmx90cm
  • Powder coated steel scupture
    Open 2009
    Arc welded metal garden sculpture
    1mx40cm
  • Powder coated steel scupture
    Open 2009
    Arc welded metal garden sculpture
    1mx40cm
  • Powder coated steel garden scupture
    Flow 2007
    Arc welded metal garden sculpture
    180cmx80cm
  • Powder coated steel garden scupture
    Flow 2007
    Arc welded metal garden sculpture
    180cmx80cm
  • Powder coated steel garden scupture
    Flow 2007
    Arc welded metal garden sculpture
    180cmx80cm
  • Stainless steel metal garden scupture
    Sun Spot 2012
    Tig welded stainless steel metal wall art
    120cmx80cm
  • Stainless steel metal wall art
    Laws 2007
    Arc welded metal garden sculpture
    2mx1m
Stainless steel wall sculpture installation
Stainless steel wall sculpture installation
Origins 2013
King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah
Mig welded mirror polished stainless steel
Dimensions Variable

Client Led Design

"Origns" King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. 2013

Some clients come to James with a brief or an outline detailing what they are looking for, for example this could be a request for a dark figure standing with arms outstretched, or a request for a mirror with metal surround of specific dimensions.

Other times they may simply have an idea like “movement” or a theme such as “football”. Sometimes the client may have ideas about how they would like the sculpture to look but may not be able to articulate those ideas to James.

During the initial design stages, James will liaise frequently with the client or concerned parties to work through what it is that they are looking for, advising on how different designs may be interpereted within any given space if needed. For larger scale pieces James will also liase with architects, engineers and other advisers as appropriate.

This process may include meetings, taking photographs, both parties making sketches and James making digital drawings based on the initial conversations. As the process develops, drawings and designs will be reworked and refined until a final design, cost and timeframe has been agreed by all parties.

Site Specific Sculpture

"Beyond The edge of Reason", Salisbury Cathedral, UK. 2010

Sometimes a client will come to us with a space they would like to fill with a sculpture. This could be an indoor space, an outdoor space, an atrium or a wall space.

When the client has no pre-conceived ideas of how they wish to use the space or what they are looking for, James has the ability to respond to the designated space and design a piece or pieces that work in harmony with is surroundings.

Again, this process may include meetings, taking photographs, digital sketching and drawings. James will liaise regularly with the client as his ideas progress and as the process develops, drawings and designs will be reworked and refined until a final design, cost and timeframe has been agreed by all parties involved in the decision making process.

James always enjoys the opportunity to explore his own creativity, through projects with open briefs, where he can play with the ideas related to his interests whithin new contexts. His hope is to always create new and exciting experiences for the future visitors of these spaces.

 




Exhibitions, Galleries and Select Commissioned Works

 

2016 - "Royal Horticultural Society Flower Show"- Tatton Park.
Exhibiting "Beyond The Edge Of Reason" 20th - 24th July.


2016 - "Clifton Fine Art" - Bristol.
"Potentials" & "Rising Suns" held as part of the galleries permanent collection.


2015
- "Suns' Dance" - Soho Myriad, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Commission for four individual but themed wall sculptures.


2013
- "Origins" - Savana Designs / Saudi Aramco - King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Client led commission for two sculptural wall instillations each containing 30 lazer cut and hand welded sculptures with a mirror polished finish.


2012
- "St Georges Hall"- Bristol.
Group exhibition, exhibiting new stainless steel wall sculptures


2011
- "Centerspace Galley"- Bristol.
"Beyond The Edge Of Reason" shown as part of a group exhibition.


2010
- "Beyond The Edge Of Reason" - Liminality: Toward The Unknown Region, Salisbury Cathedral.
Site specific hanging stainless steel sculpture "Beyond The Edge Of Reason" hung inside Salisbury Cathedral as part of a group exhibition.


2010
- "The Outerspace company" - Oxfordshire.
New steel wall sculptures exhibited as part of a group sculpture exhibition.


2010
- "The Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park" - Yorkshire.
"Digital Soul" and "Twist Of Faith" exhibited as part of a group sculpture exhibition.


2009
- "Summers Place Auctions, October 2009" - West Sussex.
A collection of garden sculptures exhibited for auction.


2009
- "The Sculpture Park" - Surrey.
"Digital Soul" and Twist Of Faith" installed as as part of the permanent collection.


2009
- "Celebrating Art In The Garden" - Urchfont manor, Wiltshire.
"Digital Soul" Exhibited as part of a group sculpture exhibition.


2009
- "Garden Art Plus" - Barrs Yard, Bath Rd Hungerford.
New stainless steel garden sculptures exhibited as pert of a group exhibition.


2009
- "Marlborough Open Studios" - Wiltshire.
A selection of abstract figurative garden sculptures and small scale wall sculptures.


2009
- "Ascent" - St.Mary's School, Calne, Wiltshire.
Commission for a 5m high steel sculpture using the motif of the Lilly.


2008
- "The King's Arms" - Calne, Wiltshire.
"Digital Soul" installed as as part of the permanent collection.


2008
- "Vault 13 Gallery" - Park St, Bristol.
Small abstract works held as part of the permanent collection.


2007
- "Willow Barn Sculpture Exhibition" - Weston Arts Festival.
"Digital Soul" Exhibited as part of a group sculpture exhibition.


2007
- "Bristol Art Show 07" - Centrespace Gallery, Bristol.
A selection of abstract figurative garden sculptures and small scale wall sculptures.


2006
- "Willow Barn Sculpture Exhibition" - Weston Arts Festival.
"Digital Soul" Exhibited as part of a group sculpture exhibition.


2006
- "Thought Forming" - University of Glamorgan.
"Though Forming" held as part of the Univerisies' permanent museum collection.

For James' full and up to date CV please contact us.

 

Studio

The Stables,
15 Church Road
Great Cheverell, Devizes
Wiltshire, UK
SN10 5YA

 

Contact

Tel: +44(0) 7906 649 280

Skype: Onepluszero1976

Email: info@jamesjonessculpture.uk