View Image Gallery Jeremy Steward(Full member)Tel: +44 (0)1989 562498 Email: Web: www.jeremysteward.co.uk
Current Work and Availability
Wood-fired salt-glazed stoneware and porcelain. Raw-glazed and once-fired to 1300˚C.
Alongside a driving motivation to make functional pots, I am inspired by the soft fluidity of the materials themselves; clay on the wheel, slip and raw-glaze.
My work is decorated in various ways; I often draw, a sort of wet scragfitto, while the pot is still on the wheel, or after the pot has been slipped. Otherwise they might be embellished with stamps, roulettes or finger-wipes, a vocabulary of marks which are abstract but which provide movement and accentuation to form.
My involvement with wood-firing and salt & soda-vapour glazing, forms an intimate and dynamic aspect to my making. Subjected to the vagaries of kiln atmosphere and flame movement, the pots celebrate a meeting between the conscious and unconscious.
I use numerous slips, of simple recipes, which provide subtle variations of colour and surface in reaction with salt-fire. Also, a smaller selection of raw-glazes, often derived from collected materials such as wood-ashes, stone dusts and surface clays.
Trained in Falmouth, Cornwall and then 1st Class BA(Hons) Ceramics at Cardiff (UWIC) before being invited to join Wobage Farm Craft Workshops in 1995.
Since then he has made wheel-thrown, wood-fired salt -glazed stoneware and porcelain.
He was part-time assistant to Mick & Sheila Casson from 1995 until Mick’s death in 2003.
Sheila Herring was the first potter under Lisa Hammond's "Adopt a Potter Scheme" and was apprenticed to Jeremy in Autumn 2009 - Autumn 2011.Anna Simmons joins Wobage in September 2012 and in addition to making her own reduction porcelain will be my part time apprentice.
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: Wobage Farm Craft Workshops, Upton Bishop, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England, HR9 7QP.
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Telephone: +44 (0)1989 562498
Fax: +44 (0)1989 780495
Availability: Wobage Makers Gallery is open Thursday – Sunday beginning March to the end of December. 10.00am-5.00pm. (other days/times by appointment only)
Joined on: 2010-06-18
Last Updated: 2012-12-06
Events featuring this potter
Aberystwyth Arts Centre : International Ceramics Festival 2013
Bevere Gallery : WOBAGE POTTERS FOCUS
5-day ‘Big improvers’, throwing stoneware: Jeremy Steward & guest demonstrator Nic Collins
3 day throwing, stoneware – Improvers: Jeremy Steward
5-day Jar-making, thrown stoneware: Jeremy Steward and guest demonstrator Stephen Parry