James Lake

James Lake is an Exeter based sculptor who transforms cardboard. James is disabled: teen cancer led to amputation of part of his right leg. He also has dyslexia. He says these situations have influenced his choice of material and the way he creates his sculptures. For over twenty years he has created life-size three-dimensional portraits of people. He has also made animals, anatomical models, furniture, and other large-scale work for commission. His work has appeared in the world-renowned Lucca Biennale and in local primary schools, as well as arts centres and exhibition spaces locally and nationally. James also has lived experience of unpaid caring. He worked with us during the Craft of Caring Mid Devon, and has contributed to our Holiday Activity and Food programme for young people.