jonathan middlemiss



Coaching for Artists.

§         Do you feel you are at a crossroads in your creative work?

§         Are you struggling to get started or to progress further?

§         Do you want to develop your career as an artist?  

If the answers to the above questions are ‘Yes’, you will have have a lot in common with my Coaching for Artists clients. We have focused conversations on whatever is meaningful and important to their creative pathway and together we develop a strategy for their goals.

What I can do for you?

Providing focus and encouragement, I help you to clarify and expand your vision of what is possible. I help you discover and set your own goals, assess the challenges and work out how far you have come in your plans, look at new options and different ways of doing things, and look at the actions you want to take next. You may be considering some of the following:

  • a new career in art or creativity

  • new directions in your existing career in art

  • developing a hobby further and starting as a professional

  • setting up a studio

  • working on specific individual/group projects

  • finding a better balance between work and personal life

  • needing some in depth tutorials on your work (regardless of discipline)

  • setting professional goals, such as exhibitions and marketing.

  • planning an exhibition and needing some outside advice

  • getting a folder of work together with a c.v., and some samples to show to galleries

  • investing in your development through courses

  • weeding out a lot of older work for a fresh start

  • taking up something you wanted to go back to

  • what to do after art college

  • deciding how to photograph or present your work

  • evaluating what being creative means to you

  • how to promote your work to new viewers

Who am I?

My career as an artist has spanned different creative disciplines, markets and ways of operating. I am an internationally recognized ceramic artist and painter with 30 years of making my living from my work. In 1996 I was invited to become an external lecturer at Falmouth College of Arts and have taught students, including many mature students of all ages, in ceramics, drawing and contemporary crafts.

Individual ceramic artworks are in public collections and museums in Europe and the Far East and have been recognized through international awards. Many exhibitions have been held throughout Britain, Europe, U.S.A., the Middle East, Japan, Korea and New Zealand. In 2003 I began to concentrate on landscape projects in the form of land art and sculpture, some of which were group projects supported by the Arts Council. I now offer courses responding to wilderness areas using found materials in the environment, and as the wilderness is a place of healing too, this will be used to facilitate creative healing and life orientation workshops in future. 

A career in art can be challenging and I have indeed been challenged so I'm no stranger to starting out on new adventures or revaluating what I need to do. The experience of making a good living from my work is useful to others, and as well as teaching at college I have helped several artists establish their own careers, set up their own studios, develop their profile, photograph their work and prepare their web pages. 

Your commitment

Coaching for Artists can be one to one, visits to your studio or by telephone. To make the most of Coaching for Artists you are required to make a commitment in terms of time, finances and energy.  The free consultation will be an opportunity to look at your situation and will include a time to look at how Coaching for Artists can help you. You may then choose to have a series of 45 minute weekly or monthly consultations for a period depending on your needs and circumstances. You might like to follow a structured programme looking at particular issues with preparation time, or a lead up to an exhibition in stages. We start by you sending images of your work as email attachments or through your web site. Then studio visits and meetings can be arranged.

Free Coaching for Artists consultation

To set a date for a short free consultation, contact me now on 01442 891088. Or let me know by email me when is a good time to call you and I will call you back.

Jonathan Middlemiss

19b High Street, Tring, 
, HP23 5AH

Tel: 07814511506


Gold Medal -13th Biennale, Vallauris (France)1992.

Silver Medal - Kutani International Ceramics Competition (Japan)1997

Honourable Mentions - Mino Triennale, Zagreb Triennale, (Croatia)1993

Over 100 international solo exhibitions.

Member of International Academy of Ceramics - Prague 1994-2005

Lecturer -  Falmouth College of Arts, Ceramics (BA Hons) 1996-2005

Lecturer - University College Falmouth, Contemporary Crafts (BA Hons) 2005-present




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