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Ceramist , educator

James Barnard Lawton, American ceramist, educator. Recipient visual arts fellowship National Endowment for Arts, Washington, 1984, 86, artist fellowship South Carolina Arts Commission, 1990. Member National Council Education on Ceramic Arts.


Lawton, James Barnard was born on September 13, 1954 in Fairborn, Ohio, United States. Son of Thomas Oregon and Julia (Gresham) Lawton.


Bachelor of Science in Constructive Design, Florida State University, 1976. Master of Fine Arts, Louisiana State University, 1980.


Associate professor, School of the The Art Institute of Chicago of Chicago, since 1992. Visiting assistant professor University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1990, New York State College Ceramics, Alfred (New York) U., 1996, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1996, School The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, 1988. Member steering committee for arts Island School Council, Hilton Head, South Carolina., 1992.

Co-curator exhibition New York State College Ceramics, Alfred U., 1997. Art program consultant Warren Wilson College, Swanhanoa, North Carolina,1984. Assistant director Haystaqck Mount School Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine, 1981-1983.


  • Other Work

    • Represented in permanent collections at Victoria & Albert Museum, Los Angeles County Museum, Museum Ceramic Art.


Member National Council Education on Ceramic Arts.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sailing, bicycling, film, music.


Married Yvonne Hibbes Leonard, June 12, 1993.

Thomas Oregon Lawton

Julia (Gresham) Lawton

Yvonne Hibbes Leonard