James Osgood was born and raised in Southern California, has a BA in Art from California State University San Bernardino and a MFA in Art from Claremont Graduate University. Growing up at the base of the San Bernardino Mountains, his involvement with nature, specifically the mountain wilderness, has been influential in his desire to create objects that refer to his experiences there.

“I use hand tools whenever possible and find the slower, quieter process more satisfying. I generally work intuitively with wood given to me from friends. I also use the same intuitive process when working in wax for a bronze casting. This casting process often produces marks, not in my original wax, that I feel enriches the artwork. For the past year I have been experimenting with clay in the same way I would have done with wax.”