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Ryan James Biography – Ryan James Wiki
Ryan James is an upcycler and artist. He appears in the BBC 1 reality television show Make It at Market showcasing his skills.
Ryan’s creative life began with a decade-and-a-half-long music career. After signing with a major publishing company in his early twenties he was taken on a journey – from performing internationally to collaborating with his heroes.
Since becoming a father, and following the global pandemic he decided it was time to re-evaluate his life and chosen vocation.
It all started with a vintage sideboard he found during lockdown. He decided to “do it up” to use in his music studio. James couldn’t believe the transformation and a new and unexpected passion was born.
He soon began selling his pieces online and taking on commissions. Things have moved quickly for Ryan, and since taking part in MIAM he has started incorporating his own unique digital artwork into his furniture designs.
Ryan James Make It at Market
Artist Ryan James appears in the reality television show BBC 1 Make It at Market. The show is hosted by The Repair Shop Dominic Chinea.
In an Instagram post, he wrote, “About me! 👋🏻. With my television debut just around the corner, and just because there’s nothing I enjoy more than talking about myself (🤮) I thought it might make sense to introduce myself.”
“Yo! I’m Ryan, and my creative life began with a decade-and-a-half-long music career. Since signing with a major publishing company in my early twenties, @manwithoutcountry has taken me on quite a journey – from traveling to other continents to perform in empty rooms to collaborating with my heroes.”
“In recent years, since becoming a father and particularly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I suddenly felt that it was time to re-evaluate my life and chosen vocation. I’ve always been artistic and highly competent when it comes to DIY – even self-building my own music studio.”
“As for the furniture, it all started with a 1960s Jentique sideboard that I found during lockdown. I thought I would “do it up” to use in my music studio. I sanded away the decades of neglect, and gave it a lick of paint and a fresh coat of varnish. He added, I was amazed by the transformation.”
“I soon found myself constantly browsing the internet for mid-century furniture and binge-watching BBC’s @monfornothing. I started posting pictures of my work on social media and fairly quickly began filling my diary with commission projects.”
“In the summer of 2022, I participated in the recording of an exciting new TV series called “Make It At Market” – a show that follows a group of upcoming artisans and crafters as they develop their businesses with help from professional mentors. I’m in the last episode of the series (no. 15), which is due to air Friday, January 20th, 2023 at 4:30 pm on BBC One. Tune in!”
Ryan James Family
Upcycler Ryan James has a son.
Ryan James Instagram
Ryan James’s Instagram handle is @remaderetro.