A little about what I do and how to contact me.

About About

Photographing people is my favourite thing to do, especially when they’re doing the thing they love. I’ve been fortunate enough to have photographed many artists, authors, potters and musicians. I’ve shot for book jackets, album covers, art catalogues and had a book of portraits and studio shots of ceramic artists published by A&C Black. I’ve […]

Contact Contact

If you have something that needs photographing, want to use one of my photos or just want to say hi please fill out the form or call me on +44 (0)1572 821424.

Music Music

In 1999 I recorded my first album as a singer/songwriter and guitarist. A mellow affair with guitars, double bass, piano, drums, string quartet and woodwind. The first song on the album, Untie my Tongue, has been used as the theme tune for Writer’s Cafe. You can find the album on iTunes or contact me for […]

From the Blog

Grahame Wheatley | Artist Portrait

Grahame Wheatley | Artist Portrait

Posted on Jun 15, 2023 in People

Born in Leicester in 1943, Grahame Wheatley was eventually to study at the city’s Polytechnic, emerging with a first class degree in Fine Art in the late 1970s. Although the influence of his hero, Stanley Spencer, is evident in his work, Wheatley’s style gives a nod to other painters while remaining truly unique to him. […]

Terry Willson Artist Portrait

Terry Willson Artist Portrait

Posted on May 26, 2023 in News, People

So sad to hear the news of Terry Willson’s passing. He was a very talented printmaker and artist in his own right. He was also a troubled soul. Terry Willson was born in 1948 and was a well known British printmaker, painter, teacher and master printer. Willson’s art education was extensive: he studied at Huddersfield […]

Geoff Fuller Potter Portrait

Geoff Fuller Potter Portrait

Posted on Apr 16, 2022 in News

So sad to hear the news that the great slipware potter Geoff Fuller has died. He was a one off. I had a great time photographing him and his work and use his pots everyday. He gave me a 2 litre bottle of home brewed ale from his pub, Three Stags’ Heads, ‘for the drive […]

What People Say

As we visit each potter in turn, we get a sense of entering a mysterious, private domain. Each one however, reveals the skirmish of creation. Highly recommended.

- Craftsman Magazine – Angie Boyer

The immense visual pleasure of the book lies in the delightful, intimate portraits of potters at work: a laughing Gordon Baldwin, dressed in black and white in largely white surroundings, producing monochrome work: a merrily barefoot Jennifer Lee; Daniel Fisher pulling a face as he concentrates… The photographer, Jay Goldmark, has caught the potters in shots both informal and highly focused – a happy mix.

- Galleries Magazine – SD

Jay Goldmark’s photographs in this book must be lauded. I have seen him at work and can report that he is the least invasive of photographers: discreet, opportunist and eagle-eyed… a good looking book with substance, honesty and surprise.

- Annabel Freyberg, Fine Arts Editor