Stephanie Wright MSDC

Ceramics

About Stephanie
Slicing the walls of hand-thrown forms has led to a unique way of exploring the design of both sculptural and functional ceramics. This technique, combined with radiant form-enhancing glazes, has allowed Stephanie to develop a distinctive body of work conveying human and elemental flow: dance, spirals,waves and vortices in the spirit of the 20th Century Futurists, who aimed to capture movement in 2D paintings. After many years as a self-taught tableware potter in the States, Norway and England, she embarked on an art training at City Lit in London, graduating in 2011 with a Ceramics Diploma.
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Slicing the walls of hand-thrown forms has led to a unique way of exploring the design of both sculptural and functional ceramics. This technique, combined with radiant form-enhancing glazes, has allowed me to develop a distinctive body of work conveying human movement, dance, attitudes and emotions in the spirit of the 20th Century Futurists, who aimed to capture movement in 2D paintings. To intensify these sculptural forms I developed a palette of radiant matt glazes containing barium, lithium and copper. These are sprayed on the surface, resulting in dramatically different shades according to the thickness of application, which enhances the form.

Use of these malleable and responsive materials enables me to offer a lively and novel interpretation of human movement and organic growth through space and time.

Background

After many years as a self-taught tableware potter in the States, Norway and England, I at last embarked on an art training at City Lit in London, graduating in 2011 with a Ceramics Diploma certified by London Metropolitan University. This equipped me with new ways of adapting traditional techniques to share my view of the world. I also produce a range of tableware, Dorking Country Crockery, in a rustic style.

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Professional qualifications and current professional memberships

Art Foundation Diploma 2009, City Lit

City and Guilds Ceramic Portfolio 2008– City Lit

Full Member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen

Exhibiting Member of Surrey Sculpture Society

Associate Member of Craft Potters Association

BSc in Maths and Psychology, University of Exeter 1976

MSc Mathematical Psychology, University of Stirling 1977

Employment Summary

2012-2018: Surrey Artist Open Studios Assistant, Visual Arts, Surrey County Council

2008 onwards: Self-employed ceramic artist

1980-1995 with breaks: Self-employed tableware potter

1982-1988, 1995-2007 Occupational Psychologist,

Exhibitions

2018

August – Society of Designer Craftsmen Designer Crafts Exhibition at Chelsea Art College, London

March – AppArt, Godalming

February – Innovations in Ceramic Art, Cambridge

2017

January - Topdrawer at Olympia, London

June - Catching the Wave Solo show at Golden Hare Gallery, Ampthill, Bedfordshire

June - Surrey Artists Open Studios

April – AppArt, Prior’s Field, Godalming

2016

November - Innovations in Ceramic Art – Cambridge

August - Society of Designer Craftsmen (SDC) – Mall Galleries, London

July - Northern Group, SDC Guildford House, Guildford

March-June - Baker Tilly Surrey for Guildford Arts

2015

October - Surrey Sculpture Society

July - Art in Action

June - Surrey Artists Open Studios

January - Lewis Elton Gallery, University of Guildford

2014

Designer Crafts at the Mall

Handmade in Britain

Pure Arts Autumn Exhibition, Battle

Surrey Sculpture Society

Sculpt Gallery Autumn Show

Affordable Art Fair

AppArt

Stockists:

The Art Shed, The Medicine Garden, Cobham, KT11 3LU. www.themedicinegarden.com

<... 5 Interiors, West Street, Dorking – Terra Cotta tableware

For further information please visit my website:

www.stephaniewrightceramics.co.uk

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