Jonathan Middlemiss is a visual artist in different media who studied painting, printmaking, sculpture and photography at college and then made a living from producing unique ceramics. Since 2001 his work is environmentally based, mainly painting on location. Recently he has worked with schools to develop creativity through interventions and set up sensory awareness courses in natural environments. In 2011 he started a new ceramics studio and is now producing for a programme of exhibitions.
His ceramic work is in public collections and museums in Europe and has received recognition through International awards. It has been shown widely throughout Britain, Germany, France, Holland, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, the Middle East, America, Japan, Korea and New Zealand and has been featured in magazines, catalogues, dictionaries and other books.
" Between the moment of seeing something and the sense we then make of it lies a place of questioning. For me it is the most alive place in our consciousness, bringing the unconscious to life through processes of emotional recognition and rationalizing our references. My work takes the energy of polarities, formal contradictions, impacts and merging as the beginning of a journey to this place.
Inspiration comes from many sources - geometry in the western Mystical Tradition, Vajrayana Buddhism, the uplifting quality of wild and remote landscapes, ancient traditions that revere the land and the Earth's wisdom, among others. - from www.middlemissart.com