ABOUT – PorcelainSneakerhead


London James (b. 1991) is a multi-hyphenate ceramic artist originally from Chicago, IL. Raised by her mother Southern, CA, James grew up with two brothers in a neighborhood full of cultural diversity, informed by music, sports, art, and sneakers.

In James’ current ceramic practice, sneakers become the object of interest; and the use of slip casting becomes the process par excellence in capturing all the subtle details in these complex forms. James pushes our familiarity with these common objects by altering their surfaces through the use of various firing techniques. Her experimentation in ceramic process creates work that is personal, and unique to her own experience. Through the merging of James’ love of ceramics and sneakers as a cultural icon, she is able to explore ideas about her own identity, while staying motivated to inspire and nurture creative spirit among young Black artists.

It was not until 2011 that James discovered her passion for ceramics during her undergraduate studies at Loyola Marymount University (Sociology, c/o '13). Since then, London's vision has always been to bring ceramics to underrepresented communities like those she grew up in. London is doing just that as a ceramics teaching artist in Watts with an after-school program powered by Heart of Los Angeles, giving students a fun creative outlet she once lacked.

Career Highlights

Jordan Brand Flight Nights Championship Trophy (2022)

SNKRS Icons of Los Angeles Season 2 (2021)

Womens Drew League Basketball Championship Trophy (2021-2022)

Super Bowl Nike House of 56 (2022)

Lebron James x Nike Basketball Tournament Championship "Chosen 1s" Trophies (2021)



Solo Exhibition, Portland OR (2021)

Manhattan Beach Art Center "Out of the Mold" Exhibition (2022)

Beverly Center Lost Warhols (2019)

LMU Juried Laband Exhibition, honorable mention (2012)


Interviews & Features

COMPLEX: Good Sh*t Episode (2022)

LA Times Image Magazine (2021)

LA Times Image Magazine (2022)

The Shaderoom Feature (2017)



Loyola Marymount University, Bachelor of Arts, Sociology c/o 2013