Steven 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. As part of the Transition collective of emerging artists, Steven also participates in the organisation, design and installation of group exhibitions.
Steven’s work investigates the language of making through the materiality and physicality of clay. Fascinated by process-led making, he uses simple tools and traditional techniques to explore unanticipated outcomes and revealing properties when clay is placed under tension. By manipulating the clay’s limits, he attempts to create objects that reference a balance between handmade and mechanised mark making. This is achieved by applying specific steps to a making process.
His aim is to share the material/maker relationship with the viewer by creating pieces that display a common theme of construction, drawing attention to the implied movement recorded by the clay through handling it over a period of time.
Steven produces a range of work from small sculptural vessel forms to large scale sculptures for installation.
Fresh 19 British Ceramics Biennial 2019 festival, Spode China Hall, Stoke on Trent 2019.
Peckham Craft Show Copeland Gallery, Peckham – part of London Craft Week 2019.
Light, Colour, Abstraction Cluster,
Old Truman Brewery, London 2018.
Transition, Espacio Gallery –
part of the London Design Festival
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.
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.
MA Ceramics (Distinction)
University for the Creative Arts, Farnham
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