James Vincent Lucido is a ceramic artist and multi-instrumentalist living in Northeast Los Angeles. He is currently the drummer for Gary Numan and Electric Six.  A native Detroiter, James’ adolescent years were split between ceramics and drums as he grew up playing in various local acts including Detroit’s own heavy-hitters, BangBang!  With a move to Los Angeles, James joined the bands: The Strays, Nightmare Air and Light FM, going on to share stages with acts such as Smashing Pumpkins, Jesus and Mary Chain, and The Cult to name a few.   

Balancing life as a touring/session drummer, James has recently found the yearning to come back to this tangible form with his hands. His latest ceramic project, "Boxes of Life,” is a return to the terracotta clay world.  James has an ongoing scavenger hunt with over one-hundred pieces of his art sprinkled in various cultural/historical sites  across the world such as the Seven Sisters off the coast of England, The Barbican Centre (London) and the Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, Australia.

James even leaves art pieces in his own neighborhood in Northeast LA so if you’re near Mt. Washington,  be on the lookout! 

Follow @boxes_of_life on Instagram to be a part of this ongoing scavenger hunt and other ceramic musings! 

Stay tuned for an immersive, musical installation in 2025.