James (Jamie) Howard is a Colorado native. He has worked as a cabinetmaker, a professional musician and aerial photographer. Working with architectural millwork finishing led him to apply those industrial techniques to the fine arts.
Since childhood he has pursued his artistic instincts, and eventually became a full time artist in 1995. He dedicated himself primarily to ceramic arts soon thereafter. Jamie has been teaching at the Bemis School of Art for 17 years. He loves teaching ceramic arts classes and developing new glazing and firing techniques, and looks forward to expanding and improving the ceramics program with Colorado College.