James Oughtibridge creates bold and striking forms in black and white clay often on a dramatic scale. Inspiration comes from the stunning Yorkshire Pennine landscape where his studio is situated. The surrounding landscape is characterised by river valleys, hills, fells, mountains, high edges and valleys. The contour of this scenery is ever present and always inspiring. When mist and fog descend, it transforms the curves and valleys of the land into a monochromatic palette, where texture is prominent. These natural elements of texture, beauty and form are conveyed with each unique sculpture he creates.