James Clark arrived in Michigan in the mid-sixties to study zoology at the University of Michigan, and a decade later, he had become a potter and member of the Ann Arbor Potters Guild.
Half a decade after that, following a personal challenge, he had evolved into a miniature potter – a maker of wheel-thrown porcelain miniatures.
Toward the end of the last millennium, he became interested in watercolor and now pursues two careers. Still a member of the Potters Guild, he joined the Chelsea Painters in 2000, later becoming one of the ”few good men” of the Ann Arbor Women Artists.
Jim has exhibited within all three groups and has won awards for both his painting and pottery in Ann Arbor Women Artists juried shows. His watercolor scenes of the Ann Arbor area occasionally appear as covers for the Ann Arbor Observer.