R E S U M E
J A M E S B A R N A R D L A W T O N

UMASS- Dartmouth / CVPA:
Star Store Campus, 715 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
jlawton@umassd.edu
office 508.999.8906 fax 508.999.8912

Residence:
595 Elm Street, S. Dartmouth, MA 02748
jimlawton@comcast.net

EDUCATION
1980         Master of Fine Arts, Ceramics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
1976         B.S. Constructive Design, Ceramics and Enamels, Fla. State Univ, Tallahassee.

SELECTED AWARDS                                                                                                                                       
2010-99    College of Visual & Performing Arts (CVPA) Faculty Development Grant, UMass/Dartmouth
2005         Chancellor’s Research Fund/Healey Endowment Grant, UMass/Dartmouth
1996         Faculty Enrichment Grant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1990         South Carolina Artist Fellowship Grant
1986         National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship
1984         National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship

ACADEMIC POSITIONS                                                                                                                                    2014-12    Chair, CVPA Curriculum Committee, UMass Dartmouth
2010         Professor, Ceramics, Artisanry Dept, CVPA, UMass/Dartmouth
2010-06    Chair, Artisanry Department, CVPA, UMass/Dartmouth
1998         Associate Professor, CVPA, UMass/Dartmouth
1998-92    Associate Professor , School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1990         Visiting Assistant Professor, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1989-88    Visiting Artist, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1986         Visiting Assistant Professor, NYSCC at Alfred University, Alfred, NY (Fall).
                 Visiting Assistant Professor, Louisiana State Univ, Baton Rouge, LA (Spring).

RESIDENCIES                                                                                                                                                      2014         International Ceramic Research Center, Guldagergaard, Skaelskor, Denmark.
2010         International Ceramics Symposium/Residency, ICS Kecskemét, Hungary.
2005         Artist-in-Residence, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO.
2002- 96   Artist-in-Residence, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, N. Edgecomb, ME.
2000         Artist-in-Residence, Ohio University, Athens, OH.
1996         Visiting Artist, Ox-bow Summer Program, Saugatuck, MI.
1989         Guest Artist, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, N. Edgecomb, ME
1985         Artist-in-Residence, Earl W. Brydges Artpark, Lewiston, NY
1985-83    Resident Craftsman, Penland School, Penland, NC

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE                                                                                                                        2015         Event Organizer, "Earth, Sea, and Fire: A Symposium of Makers," New Bedford Whaling Museum                              Curator, "Pouring Arts Invitational 2015,"  Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA.    
                Co-curator, "The Uncommon Object," University Art Gallery, UMass Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA.                        2015-00    Board of Trustees, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME.                                         
2014         The River Project: Art & Nature at the Slocum's River Reserve proposal accepted
2012         Juror, “500 Teapots, Vo. 2,” Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Co., New York.
                 Juror, “2012 Ceramics Biennial” New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH
                 Juror, APSU Research Leave, Austin Peah State University, Clarksville, TN
2009         Juror, Earth Works Exhibition, South County Art Association, Kingston, RI
2008         Selection Committee, SAC Medal for Excellence in Craft Award, Society of Arts+Crafts, Boston
                 Juror, “State of Clay”, Lexington Arts & Crafts Society, Lexington, MA.
2006         Curator, “A China Response”, Santa Fe Clay Arts Center Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
2004         Curator, “Ceramic Currents: Program in Artisanry 1975-2003” NCECA Conf, Baltimore, MD.
2004-01    Board of Trustees, Studio Potter Magazine, Goffstown, NH.
2002         McKnight Fellowship Juror, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN.
                 Juror, Regional NCECA Student Show, Kansas City, MO.
2001         Panel Leader, "Evolving Legacies" NCECA Conference, Charlotte, NC.                                        
1999         Delegate, The Ceramic Millennium World Conference, Amsterdam,Netherlands
1997         Juror, River Arts Festival, Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Savannah, GA.
1988         Studio and Faculty Coordinator (Interim), Haystack Mt. School,Deer Isle, ME
1987         Co-curator, 5 x 7 Exhibition, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, NYSCC at Alfred University, Alfred, NY
                 Visiting Critic, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1986         Juror, The Craft Collection 1986, Creative Crafts Council, Wash. DC
1983-81    Asst. Director/Studio Coordinator, Haystack Mt. Sch. of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME.
1978-77    Scholarship Staff, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

WORKSHOPS AND LECTURES                                                                                                   
2015         Co-lecture, NCECA Providence, "Ceramics in the Field: Slocum's River Project with Nancy Train Smith
                Lecture: Making the Exhibition, "Of Earth, Sea, and Fire: A Symposium of Makers," NBWM.                                2014         Faculty Lecture, Peter's Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ.
                Artist Lecture, International Ceramic Research Center, Guldagergaard, Skaelskor, Denmark.                                
                Gallery Lecture, Sabbatical Show, CVPA Gallery, UMass Dartmouth.
2013         New Works Lecture, NCECA Houston, TX                                                                                                      
                26 Cups, Student Craft Institute, Haystack Mt. School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME.
2012         Distinguished American Artist Discussing Art Series, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH.                 
                Workshop, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC.
                Lecture & Senior Studio Critique: Massachusetts Inst. of Art, Boston.
                Interactive Demonstration, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA.
                Lecture, INSIGHT+IGNITE Symposium, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle,ME.
2011         Gallery Lecture, Masters of the Art Exhibition, Celadon Gallery, Water Mill, NY.
                Gallery Lecture, Thomas Hunter Project Space, Hunter College, New York, NY
2009         Workshop, South County Art Association, Kingston, RI
                Workshop, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL.
2008         Facilitator, Open Door Session, Haystack Mt. School, Deer Isle, ME. (1999, 1987-84)
2007         Lecture, James Lawton: New Work, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL.
                Alteration / Construction Workshop, Firehouse Art Center, Norman, OK.
2006         Pouring Vessels Workshop, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Truro, MA.
                Line to Volume Workshop, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM.
2005         Artist/Lecturer, Yixing International Teapot Conference, Yixing City, China.
                Lecturer, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen, China.
                Workshop, Summer Master Series, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY.
2004         Student Craft Institute, Haystack Mt. School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME.
2003         Workshop & Lecture, University of Florida, Gainesvile, FL.
2001         Lecture, "Relevance at the Rim: The Considered Vessel" NCECA/Charlotte, NC.
1999         Panel: Artist’s Choices, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA.
1998         Workshop, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.
1997         Lecturer, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.
1996         Instructor, Haystack Mt. School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME.
                Furthering the Form, BASIC Workshop, SAIC, Chicago, IL
                Lecturer, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
1995         Lecturer, Ohio University, Athens, OH.
1994         Lecturer, University of Illinois, Champain-Urbana, IL.
                Instructor, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC.
1992         Instructor, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO.
                Workshop, Wesleyan Potters, Inc. Middlebury, CT.
                Lecturer, Clemson University, Clemson, SC.
1991         Instructor, Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, TN. (and 1988)
1990         Workshop and Seminar, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield, MI.
1989         Summer Program, Instructor, Cleveland Inst. of Art, Cleveland, OH.
                Workshop, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.
                Lecturer, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
1988-85    Workshop, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC.
1987         Lecturer, Portland School of Art, Portland, ME.
1986         The Painted Pot-Continuing Traditions, Univ. of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria.
                Demonstrations and Slide Lecturer, Bottega de Emidion Galassi, Faenza, Italy
1985         Workshop: Student Craft Institute, Haystack Mt. School, Deer Isle, ME
                Workshop: "The Architectural Vessel," R.I.T., Rochester, NY
1984         Instructor, Haystack Mt. School, Deer Isle, ME
                Glaze Imagery Workshop, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
                Altered Forms Workshop, Greenwich House Pottery, New York
1982         Raku Workshop, Slide Lecturer, Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC
1979         Raku Workshop, Slide Lecturer, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
2012          Elected Member, International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva, Switzerland
1978-         Member, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts(NCECA)

PUBLICATIONS                                                                                                                                               2015          Exposure, Ceramics Monthly, vo.63, no.3, February 2015, p. 15
                 Review: Ceramics on the South Coast, Suzanne Volmer, Artscope Magazine, vo.10, no.1 p. 34-35. 
                 Form, Function Meet again in Artisanry Show, Lauren Daley, South Coast Today, March 5, 2015        
                 Pour it On!  Linda Murphy, Coastin' Magazine, The Standard Times, March 5, 2015. p. 8-9.                      2013          500 Teapots, Vo. 2, (juror) Lark Books: Asheville 2013.      
                 The Ceramic Spectrum, A Survey of Contemporary Ceramics, Artscope Magazine, vo.10 no.2 
                 New Works: Jim Lawton,  2013 NCECA Journal    
                 Theater of Repetition: Slipcast Ceramics,  Christine Temin, Ceramics: Art + Perception, no.91, p. 42.                   
2012          New World: Timeless Visions, exhibition catalog, New Mexico Museum of Art, AAIC, Santa Fe, NM.   
                 Gallery Review, Ceramic Review (GB), Issue 255 May/June, p. 20.                   
                 Exposure, Ceramics Monthly, vo.60, no3 February 2012, p. 16
2010          James Lawton, catalog essay “Chris Gustin: Circling Into Now Large Scale Vessels 2005-2010”
2006          International Ceramic Art Exhibition, catalog, Yixing Museum, Yixing City, China.
2003          Great Pots: Contemporary Ceramics from Function to Fantasy", Clark, Dietz, North Light Books
                 Penland Book of Ceramics, D. Morgenthal, S. Tourtillott,ed. NY: Lark Books
2002          Post Modern Ceramics, Mark Del Vecchio, London: Thames & Hudson.
2001          The Artful Teapot, Garth Clark, London: Thames & Hudson.
2000          10,000 Years of Pottery, Emmanuel Cooper, University of Pennsylvania Press.
                 Color and Fire: Defining Moments of Studio Ceramics 1950-2000, Jo Luria, ed. LACAM/Rizzoli.
                 Contemporary Ceramics, Susan Peterson, Watson Guptill.
                 James Lawton: Calligraphic Fences, catalog. Kerrie Mileski, ed. ArtWorks!, New Bedford, MA.
1999          Ceramics: Ways of Creation, Richard Zakin, Krause Publishers
1997          Terra Sigillata: My Way, James Lawton,The Studio Potter, Vol.26 No. 1
1996          The Best of Pottery. Nicole Jackson, ed. Rockport: Rockport Publishers.
1995          A Glazer’s Memoir, James Lawton, The Studio Potter , Vol. 24 No. 1
                 Craft Alliance Teapot Annual, Ceramics Monthly, Vol. 43 No.10
1994          Raku: A Review of Contemporary Work. Tim Andrews, New York: Chilton
                 James Lawton, CeramicArt Magazine 4, Taipei, Taiwan.
1993          Ceramics: Parallels, Diversity, Carol Shepley, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/26/93
1992          The Kentucky/South Carolina Exchange, catalog. Tom Patterson, So Carolina State Museum.
1991          The Craft and Art of Clay, Susan Peterson. New York: Prentice Hall
                 The New Ceramics: Trends & Traditions. Peter Dormer, London: Thames & Hudson.
1990          Ceramics: Mastering the Craft. Richard Zakin, New York: Chilton
                 The Book of Cups. Garth Clark, New York: Abbeville Press.
                 James Lawton, Victoria Cardaro, American Ceramics, Vol. 8 No. 2
1989          The Eccentric Teapot. Garth Clark, New York: Abbeville Press
1988          American Ceramics, 1976 to Present. Garth Clark, New York:Abbeville Press
1987          27th Ceramic National Exhibition, catalog. Barbara Perry, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY
1986          American Pottery Today, Garth Clark, Oliver Watson, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
                 Portfolio: James Lawton, American Craft Magazine; March
                 Painted Volumes, Karen S. Chambers, Craft International: April
1984          To the Beginning Potter, Susan Peterson, Studio Potter Magazine; December
                 Show of Ceramics in Varied Methods," Roslyn Siegel, New York Times: 9/20
                 The Cutting Edge, Studio Potter Magazine; June

GALLERY AFFILIATIONS
                 Lucy Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
                 Cross MacKenzie Ceramic Arts, Washington, DC
                 Snyderman/Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
                 Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
                 Yixing Museum, Yixing City, Jiangsu Province, China
                 Icheon World Ceramic Center, Icheon, South Korea
                 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
                 Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
                 Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC
                 Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, NY
                 Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
                 South Carolina Art Collection, Columbia, SC
                 Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA
                 Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe AZ
                 Ohio University Kennedy Museum of Art, Athens, Ohio

EXHIBITIONS                                                                                                                                                         2015          The River Project: Art & Nature at the Slocum's River Reserve, So. Dartmouth, MA (site installation).  
                 The River Project: Thoughts & Processes,  Gustin Gallery, So. Dartmouth, MA.  
                 Of Earth & Sea: Contemporary Artists Respond to the New Bedford Whaling Museum Collection.
                 Pouring Arts Invitational 2015, The Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA.  
                 Drawn/Drawing, Anderson Gallery at Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA.        
                 Friends of Fire, Gustin Gallery, So. Dartmouth, MA.     
                 La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay, NCECA Conference, Providence, RI.   
2014         40th Annual Pottery Show & Sale,  The Art School at Old Church,  Demarest, NJ.   
                 Sabbatical Show, CVPA Gallery, UMass Dartmouth, No. Dartmouth, MA.    
                 Members Exhibition, International Academy of Ceramics 46th General Assembly, Dublin, Ireland.     
                 BAA Redux: Industrial Manifest, Lichenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield, MA.        
                 Zanesville Prize Finalist Exhibition,The Muskingum Co. Community Foundation, Zanesville, OH.       
                 Considering the Kylix, Sally D. Francisco Gallery, Peter's Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ.  
                 Tea Time: A National Invitational Exhibition, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY.    
                 The Cup II,  Robert T. Wright Gallery,  College of Lake county, Grayslake, IL.        
2013          New Century Modern, Museum of Fine Arts Houston; and Texas State University San Marcos, TX.  
                 Convergency, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY.                                                                                                                   La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay, NCECA Conference, Houston, TX.
                 The Ceramic Spectrum, Jamestown Arts Center, Jamestown RI
                 Clay Diverge United, Long Beach Island Foundation, Loveladies, NJ.
                 CCRI Ceramics Invitational, Community College of Rhode Island, Warwick, RI.
2012          IAC Invitational, Patina Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (September)
                 IAC Members Exhibition, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM (September)
                 Retrospect, (solo) New Hampshire Institute of Art (November)
                 La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay, NCECA Conference, Seattle.
                 Serving Bowls, Damariscotta River Association/Round Top Farm, Damariscotta, ME
2011          Thrown + Altered, Robert T. Wright Community Gallery, CLC, Grayslake, IL.
                 Passages, solo installation, Thomas Hunter Projects, Hunter College, New York, NY.
                 Jim Lawton/Mark Shapiro, Masters of the Art Series, Celadon Gallery, Water Mill, NY.
                 Inaugural Show, Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, MA.
                 30Nx84W, Museum of Fine Art, Fla State Univ, Tallahasse; TEMPUS PROJECTS, Tampa, FL.
                 La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay, NCECA Conference, Tampa.
                 Teapots: An Invitational, Robert T. Wright Community Gallery, CLC, Grayslake, IL.
2010          Strange Brew: The Gerry & Daphna Teapot Collection. Ceramic Research Center,
                 Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe AZ
                 La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay, NCECA Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
                 Artisanry Department Faculty Exhibition, UMass Dartmouth, No. Dartmouth, MA.
2009          James Lawton, Mark Pharis, Jane Shallenbarger: New Works, Andrews Gallery,
                 College of William & Mary, Willimsburg, VA.
                 Teapots: Functional, Formal, Narrative, Foster Gallery, Univ. of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
                 James Renwick Alliance Benefit, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC.
                 La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay, NCECA Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
2008          Artisanry Department Faculty Exhibition, UMass Dartmouth, No. Dartmouth, MA.
                 Premier Opening, EA Gallery, Port Chester, NY. “All Fired Up” Westchester County, NY.
                 Points of Departure, The ARTS Center, Clemson University, Clemson, SC.
                 Teapots from the Arthur Goldberg Collection, Fuller Museum of Craft, Brockton, MA.
                 ClayMates, James Patrick Gallery, Wiscasset, ME.
                 La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay, NCECA Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
2007          Mark of Fire, Baltimore Clay Works, Baltimore, MD.
                 Clay On the Wall, Landmark Gallery, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
                 Salt & Pepper, Santa Fe Clay Center, Santa Fe, NM.
                 From the Earth, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
                 In My Own Words, Santa Fe Clay Center, Santa Fe, NM.
                 La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay, NCECA Conference, Louisville, KY.
2006          Legacy and Innovation in Contemporary Clay, Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA.
                 A China Response, Santa Fe Clay Center, Santa Fe, NM.
                 Earthenware, Santa Fe Clay Center, Santa Fe, NM.
                 Art of the Teapot, Kalamazoo Inst. Of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI.
                 Small Favors, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
2005          International Ceramic Art Exhibition, Yixing Pottery Museum, Yixing City, China.
                 James Lawton: New Works, (solo) Sniderman/Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
                 Fete 05-Focus on Clay, Baltimore Convention Center, NCECA-Baltimore, MD.
                 La Mesa, Wyndham Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel, sponsored by Santa Fe Clay.
                 Ceramic Currents: Program in Artisanry 1975-2003, Pascal Center Gallery, Arnold, MD.
                 Trio: Jim Lawton, Chris Gustin, Randy Johnston, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA.
                 Chris Gustin & Friends/Wood Fire Show, Pewabic Society, Detroit, MI.
2004          Watershed Exhibition, SOFA/Chicago, IL.
                 Teapots: Object to Subject, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO.
                 Multiples: Clay Invitational, Lincoln Arts, Lincoln, CA.
                 Duets, Kentucky Museum of Art + Design, Louisville, KY.
                 Creations in Clay: Contemporary New England Ceramics, Currier Mus of Art, Manchester, NH
2003          21st Century Ceramics, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH.
                 Clay and the Art of Tea, Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange, GA.
                 Craft Transformed: Program in Artisanry, UMass Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA.
2002          The Artful Teapot: 20th Century Expressions,(traveling) Exhib. Internat’l, NYC
                 Pots Presented, Baltimore Clay Works, Baltimore, MD.
2001          Ceramics: Cultural Connections, Plattsburgh State Art Museum, SUNY/Plattsburgh.
                 Taking Measure, American Ceramic Art at the New Millenium, World Ceramic Expo, Yoju, Korea
                 National Clay Invitational, Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville, NC.
                 Sum and Substance: Penland Clay Residents 1963-2001, Penland School Gallery, Penland, NC.
2000          Color and Fire: Defining Moments of Studio Ceramics 1950-2000, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
                 Selections from the Alan Chasanoff Collection, Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC.
2000          James Lawton: Calligraphic Fences, ArtWorks!, New Bedford, MA(solo)
                 Art of the Pour, ClayWorks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
1999          The Great Balancing Act, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA.
1998          Vessels that Pour, Gallery 1021, Chicago, IL.
1997          SOFA Expo: Chicago, SOFA Expo: Miami Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL.
                 The Plate, Stratton Gallery, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
1996          The Vessel, The St. Paul Companies, St. Paul, MN.
                  Southern Latitudes, American Attitudes in Ceramic Sculpture, Deland Mus of Art, Deland, FL.
                  The Tulip Vase, Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY.
                  James Lawton/Andrea Gill, Northern Clay Center, St. Paul, MN
1995           SAIC/SNU Faculty Exhibition, Seoul National University, Korea.
                  Teapot Invitational, The Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO.
1995           The CounterActive Teapot, Albertson-Peterson Gallery,Winter Park,FL
1994           James Lawton: New Works, Garth Clark Gallery, New York(solo)
1993           New Art Forms Expo, Ferrin Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago,IL
                  James Lawton: Recent Ceramics, Pro Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO(solo)
                  29th Ceramic National Exhibition, Everson Museum of Art,Syracuse, NY
1992           The Expressive Teapot; Issues of Utility, Swidler Gallery, Royal Oak, MI
                  James Lawton, Southwest Texas University, San Marcos, TX(solo)
                  100 Cups, Pro Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
1991           The Eccentric Teapot, Shigaraki Museum of Ceramic Art, Japan
                  James Lawton: New Work, Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles (solo)
                  James Lawton: New Work, Garth Clark Gallery, Kansas City, MO(solo)
                  Teapot Invitational, Pro Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
                  The Evasive Vase, Pro Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
1990           James Lawton: Transitions, Gibbes Gallery, Charleston, SC(solo)
                  James Lawton: New Works, Garth Clark Gallery, New York(solo)
                  Teapot Invitational, Pro Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
1989           Rituals of Tea, Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                  The Eccentric Teapot, Garth Clark Gallery, Royal Oak, MI
                  The Expressive Teapot, Swidler Gallery, Royal Oak, MI
                  Cedar Creek National Teapot Show, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC
                  Raku: Transforming the Tradition, NCECA Conference, Kansas City, MO.
1988           New Art Forms Expo, Garth Clark Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, Il
                  Tea n’ Tea,  Bevier Gallery, Rochester Institute of Technology
                  James Lawton, New Work; Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA(solo)
1987           Teapot Invitational, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
                  American Ceramics Now: 27th Ceramic National Exhibition, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY
1986           The Penland Experience, (traveling) Waterworks Gallery, Salisbury, NC.
                  American Potters Today, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, ENG.
                  Painted Volumes: Ceramics by Twelve Contemporary Artists, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA
                  James Lawton: New Works, Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY(solo)
1985           Rituals of Tea III, Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                  Introductions, Garth Clark Gallery, Kansas, MO
                  Edges, Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY
                  Low-Fire Invitational, Mount Senario College, Ladysmith, WI
                  Ceramic Invitational, Lawrence Gallery, Portland, OR
1984           Rituals of Tea, Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles and New York
                  Three Attitudes in Clay, Georgia State Univ, Atlanta, Lamar Dodd Art Center LaGrange, GA
                  Invitational Bowl Show, The American Hand, Washington, DC
                  Raku and Smoke: North America, American CraftMuseum, New York
                  James Lawton, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD(solo)
                  Recent Acquisitions, Pfannebecker Collection, Lancaster, PA
                  James Lawton: Raku, Greenwich House Pottery, New York NY(solo)
1983           Teapots: Poetry of Mass and Line, Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                  Grand Opening Exhibition, Objects Gallery, Chicago, IL
                  Low Fire Show, The American Hand, Washington, DC
1982           James Lawton: Raku, Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA(solo)
                  Introductions, Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                  Great American Bowl, Art Association of Newport, Newport, RI
                  James Lawton: Works in Raku, Fifth Avenue Gallery, Melbourne, FL(solo)
1981           South Carolina Collection Show, Gibbs Gallery, Charleston, SC
1980           James Lawton: MFA Thesis Show, Galerie Simonne Stern, N. Orleans.








 
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