James Lemon (b. 1993) is an Aotearoa (New Zealand) born artist working from Northcote, Melbourne. His interest in ceramics grew steadily from 2015 learning to throw on the wheel and making functional pieces. He explores and experiments with clay as a generative process to develop works that are sculptural and functional. His signature handmade functional wares are highly tactile, playful and dynamic objects. While they are produced via traditional production methods of throwing, they are warped to express movement and gesture. His sculptural works have an otherworldly manner.
Lemon's range of functional ceramics can be found across Australia. From his Northcote showroom to the National Gallery of Victoria and Heide Museum of Modern Art. Lemon's work has also recently been collected into the permanent collection of The National Gallery of Victoria.
James Lemon has been featured in The National Gallery of Victoria Magazine, Architectural Digest, Vogue Living, Vault Magazine, The Design Files, Real Living Magazine and Broadsheet. His tableware pieces are sold in the James Lemon store in Northcote, online, and stocked locally at stores including Modern Times, Boom Gallery and Pepite. Lemon's artwork can be found at his studio and with James Makin Gallery in Collingwood.