James C. Watkins in his studio.
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James C. Watkins

James C. Watkins has taught at Texas Tech University in the College of Architecture since 1983. He is a Paul Whitfield Horn Professor who teaches architectural drawing and architectural ceramics. He maintains a studio and gallery in Lubbock, Texas.


James C. Watkins. Double-Walled Basket, 2013. Saggar-fired with Cone 04 glaze, 16 x 14 in. Photograph by Jon Thompson.
My ceramic work is an artifact of my reality, made up of historical references, cultural melodies, and an aesthetic vocabulary...Most important are the cultural memories of growing up as an African American in the 1950s and 60s, in a farming family in Athens, Alabama.