International Ceramics Festival

Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th July 2015

Jeremy Steward(UK)

Jeremy Steward

Jeremy Steward trained in Cornwall and then in Cardiff before being invited to join Wobage Workshops in rural Herefordshire in 1995. He and his wife Petra Reynolds, were part-time apprentices to Mick and Sheila Casson until Mick’s death in 2003. From 1995 he has made wood-fired salt-glazed stoneware and porcelain, once-fired to 1300˚C. This is predominantly wheel-thrown but more recently also slab-built.
“Alongside a driving motivation to make functional pots for the kitchen & table, 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 through slip, a vocabulary of abstract marks which are forever changing, but which consistently provide movement and fluidity in their accentuation or distortion of 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. Control and intention exercised in the studio, is tempered by the inevitability of a certain unpredictability in the kiln-fire.”
For more information about Jeremy please visit his website

International Ceramics Festival

Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Penglais, Aberystwyth,
Ceredigion, Wales (UK)
SY23 3DE

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