James Marshall (Medicine Hat, AB) is internationally known for his large carved bas-relief brick murals. These feature historical, natural and religious images and are installed in architectural and monumental settings throughout western states and provinces.
The laughing monks are a small-scale spin-off of his murals.
Jim is also well-known for his extensive contribution to heritage and cultural communities. He was a founding member of the Alberta Craft Council, President of the Alberta Potter’s Association, President of the Archaeological Society, Chairman of the Historical Resources Advisory Board, and has been a long-term campaigner to protect and preserve the historic Medicine Hat ceramics factories. Jim received the 2009 Alberta Craft Council Award of Honour.
Courtesy Alberta Craft Council