Stephen PlumsteadImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: 37 Frank Lane, Thornhill, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, UK, WF12 0JW. View in Google Maps
Telephone: 07876 183465
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Availability: Please phone first.
Joined on: 2007-12-04
Last Updated: 2012-04-23

Personal Statement

Personal Statement

I try to communicate the enthusiasm for what I do within my work without overindulging in concept or philosophy. I like throwing and think of my work as a continual exploration of the throwing process, but I also believe that the variety of other techniques available should be exploited.

I embrace the opportunity to produce something new every day, whether it is a variation on something I have already made or to throw something
completely different.

Currently I am enjoying reconstructing thrown pieces and I continually look to blur the boundary between the decorative and functional. Using a limited palette of coloured slips, I define and enhance the form and surface of my pots through sgraffito markings while also continuing to investigate raku and smoke firing processes on porcelain.

Current Work

Current Work

Thrown earthenware,Smokefired + Raku.

Work Generally Available from:
Yorkshire sculpture park, West Bretton, West Yorkshire
The Millyard gallery, Uppermill, Saddleworth Moor.
Hollow Creations, Ingelby Cross, North Yorkshire
Craft and design centre, The Royal Exchange theatre, Manchester
The Gallery- Hornsey's, Ripon, North Yorkshire
Makey and Pearson, Horbury, Wakefield.

Technical Information

Technical Information

Electric kiln firing to 1120c with a small palette of clear and tin earthenware glazes .

Career Background

Career Background

A former pig farmer, I returned to education in 2002. Gaining a first class honours degree for MMU 3D design I now work as a 3D design technician / demonstrator at Batley school of art and design.

Exhibition History

Exhibition History

10 / 2007 : Origin, the London craft fair, Sommerset House,The Strand, London

07 / 2007 : Northern Potters Association @The Lund Gallery, North Yorkshire

05 / 2007 : Clayart Wales, Denbigh,North Wales

09 / 2006 : " North by North Wales "Rufford crafts centre, Nottingham.

08 / 2006 : Potfest in the Pens. Penrith

05 / 2006 : Clayart Wales, Denbigh, North Wales

03 / 2006 : Lancaster arts and craft initiative New creators exhibition - PAD, Preston and Burnley Art gallery, Burnley

07 / 2005 : Contemporary British Ceramics, Arts creative, Chesterfield

06 / 2005 : Earth and Fire, w/ MMURuf ford crafts centre, Nottingham.

06 / 2005 : New Designers, Business design centre, Islington, London.

Work Styles

Work Styles

Raku
Earthenware
Thrown
Kitchen & Tableware
Smoke