Jim Lieb’s excitement for working with clay began while a student at The College of William and Mary. It was here and through subsequent classes over the years that he learned the basics of potting. In the year 2000, he entered the Associates Program in the Ceramics Department of The Art League where he spent twelve years. This program offered the opportunity to refine his skills as well as learn new techniques from instructors and fellow potters.
In 2016, after retiring from a career teaching special needs students, Jim reentered the classroom as a ceramics instructor at the Frederick Clay Studio, in Frederick, Maryland, where he continues to teach a class focused on hand building.
His work emphasizes functional pieces intended to bring joy to those who use them in their daily lives. Both wheel-thrown and hand-built techniques are employed with elements of design and surface decoration incorporated.
His work is represented in the Lark publication, 500 prints on clay.