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Steven Edwards is a Ceramic Artist whose work investigates the language of making through the materiality and physicality of clay. Fascinated by process-led making, he uses traditional techniques that provoke unanticipated outcomes, using clay as a medium that sustains the narrative of the making process. The resulting forms he presents embody his interaction and manipulation of the clay using bespoke tools to explore the intrinsic properties of the material.

His creative practice starts by purposely placing clay under stress to reveal the natural tension and movement in its surface and form. Throughout the whole making process he pushes, pulls, compresses and slices the material to provoke a reaction. The final fired forms are a combination of these making scenarios – each one holding their own different characteristics and energy.

He has exhibited his work at various UK shows including British Ceramics Biennial, London Craft Week and London Design Festival. He has also made large-scale outdoor installations, including From Humble Beginnings as part of the Surrey Unearthed Arts Council funded project at the Watts Gallery.

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Exhibitions

Materiality 

Transition, Oxo Gallery, London. 9th – 15th March 2021


Common Land  

Lieu-Communs –Places-Communs Gallery, Namur, Belgium. Part of Ceramic Art Ardenne 2021 program. 1st – 24th May  2021

One Year In New Designers 2020,
Design Business Centre, London.

June 30th – July 3rd 2021

Fresh 19  British Ceramics Biennial festival, Spode China Hall, Stoke on Trent 2019.

Peckham Craft Show Copeland Gallery, Peckham – part of London Craft Week 2019.


A Work of Art  Art Number 23, Old Biscuit Factory, Bermondsey 2019.

Transition  The Old Fire Station gallery, Henley-on-Thames 2019

Light, Colour, Abstraction  Cluster,
Old Truman Brewery, London 2018.

Transition Espacio Gallery –
part of the London Design Festival
2018. www.londondesignfestival.com

MA show James Hockey Gallery,
UCA, Farnham 2018.

From Humble Beginnings Surrey Unearthed, Leith Hill Place 2018.

Contemporary Narratives: Stories in
the making
, Crafts Study Centre 2017.

Measured and Swift development piece, ISCAEE 2017, James Hockey Gallery, UCA, Farnham 2017.

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Installations

 

From Humble Beginnings for Surrey Hills Arts, Surrey Unearthed, at the Watts Gallery. Visit surreyunearthed.org for more information.

Horizontal & Vertical Sound, Heathland Artworks, Farnham Heath 2017.

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Publications & Articles

May 2020:

Cluster Crafts profile about Steven's practice and recent work ~Fold~ 

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March 2020:

Material Driven artist insight to the upcoming Transition Oxo gallery exhibition 'Materiality' Sponsored by Goodfellow  

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November 2019:

Zealous craft stories interview

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Education
 

Recent
MA Ceramics (Distinction)
University for the Creative Arts, Farnham

Download full CV here

Average Arts magazine issue 29.

ISCAEE 2017 
International exhibition catalogue.

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