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Jim Partridge & Liz Walmsley

(British b.1953 & 1952)

Jim Partridge and Liz Walmsley are artists who collaborate in wood, often choosing to work in unseasoned green timber, scorching and waxing the surface to emphasize the texture and natural grain.

Jim was born in Leeds and studied at the John Makepeace School for Craftsmen in Wood. He went on to become a Fellow in Wood at Alsager College and later became the first Craftsman in residence at Grizedale Forest in Cumbria in 1986. Shortly after Jim joined partnership with artist Liz Walmsley where they began to make larger furniture pieces and site-specific works together.

Jim Partridge and Liz Walmsley have now worked together designing and making furniture and other functional woodwork for over 35 years.

Their work is held in public collections across the world, including the V&A in London, the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge and Manchester Art Gallery.   Their work has twice been shortlisted for the Jerwood Furniture prize. 

In 2019 they were selected as a finalist in the Loewe Craft Prize and exhibited in Tokyo, Japan.




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