James Clarke Hicks has collaborated with Isabel Ochoa since 2017 as an experimental arts practice that integrates digital fabrication with traditional craft-based processes. The practice is committed to expanding public interest in the use of sustainable materials by finding new ways to attune emergent technologies to material behavior.
Isabel Ochoa & James Clarke Hicks have exhibited sculptural works and installations at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Cambridge Riverside Galleries, the Toronto Design Offsite Festival, IIDEX Woodshop, the Interior Design Show Canada, Bridge Center for Architecture + Design, and Come Up to My Room Design Exhibit.
Isabel Ochoa & James Clarke-Hicks recently collaborated with a four-person team to produce 'Hive.' This art installation consists of 200 unique digitally crafted stoneware apertures that selectively filter light across its five-meter span. 'Hive' will be permanently displayed at the Toronto offices of the Investment Management Corporation of Ontario beginning September 2021.
The artist duo has been selected to present a solo exhibition as part of the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery's 'Emerging Talent Series.' The exhibition, entitled 'Grading Light,' will feature a collection of terracotta, stoneware, and porcelain light sculptures on display from May to September 2022.