James Budde is active/lives in Idaho, California, Illinois. James Budde is known for satirical, political themed teapot sculpture, educator.
Biography James Budde
Jim Budde is known both for his politically charged satirical pieces and for his more stylized teapot sculptures. He draws both from popular culture and classic literature. He sees himself as an illustrator in clay rather than a narrative sculptor. He likes the prerequisite boundaries and technical obstacles this approach imposes on the way in which he approached each new work.
When taking his start from a current event, well-known personality, cultural icon or literary reference, the illustrative nature of his composition is strongest. When working more from imagination the works become more about form and other sculptural concerns.
Budde received his MFA at California State University and went on to teach art in Southern Cal
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