View Image Gallery Stephen Murfitt(Full member)Tel: +44(0)1353721160 Email: Web: www.stephenmurfitt.co.uk
My work is involved with an exploration of form and process. Influences are diverse and come from the natural and built environments.
Current Work and Availability
In recent years I have concentrated on developing the vessel or pot form. The possibilities for containing and revealing space are endless. Open forms provide an infinite range of shape for experimentation with surface and texture. Closed forms contain that mysterious inner space, not always visible.
The clay used is a mixture of Earthstone handbuilding body and Royale grogged porcelain. The glazes have evolved over many years and are based on Borax and alkaline frits, combined with china clay, ball clay and various colouring oxides, depending on the surface effects required.
Career and Education Background
Born in Cambridgeshire and educated at the Cambridge School of Art, West Surrey College of Art & Design (Farnham) and Middlesex Polytechnic (Hornsey College). After College, I continued to develop my own work, combined with teaching Art & Design at various schools and colleges.
Work has been widely exhibited, most recently at:
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: The Workshop, 18 Stretham Road, Wicken, nr. Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, CB7 5XH.
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Availability: By appointment.
Joined on: 2010-11-30
Last Updated: 2014-03-08
Events featuring this potter
Pyramid Gallery : Spring Exhibition with ceramics - Stephen Murfitt
Open Studio - Stephen Murfitt : Stephen Murfitt, open studio in July
Cambridge Open Studios : Cambridge Open Studios
Old Fire Engine House, The : Stephen Murfitt - ceramics in Ely