Barry Stedman


My ceramics are influenced by the drawings that I make in places that I find interesting and inspiring. I like to explore exciting relationships between colour, texture and form, often motivated by the light, atmosphere and colours that I find around me at the time.

I prefer to work with quite strong, simple forms often in series exploring a particular theme thrown up by a place, a drawing or a memory, and I try to make the work feel fresh, energising, and spontaneous.

I usually work with red earthenware clay, and most of my work is either slab built or wheel thrown and altered, and then painted, scratched and marked with coloured slips, stains and oxides.

Born 
Watford, 1965

Education
2003-05
  HND 3-D DESIGN, Barnfield College, Luton
2005-2012  3D Design Crafts, tutor part- time, Barnfield College , Luton
2005-2009  BA, (Hons) Ceramics, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus. (First Class Honours)

Awards
2009
  Winner Caparo Award, University of Westminster
Winner Student Award at ‘Art in Clay’, Hatfield House

Exhibitions
2012
  Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art
Tradition and Innovation, Five Decades of Harrow Ceramics, CAA
Earth & Fire, Rufford Country Park
Art in Clay, Hatfield House
Exhibition at High Cross House, Dartington, Devon
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London
2011  Handcrafted in Britain, Conran Shop, London
Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London
Earth & Fire, Rufford
Art in Clay, Hatfield House
Christmas Exhibition, Bettles Gallery, Hampshire
2010  RBSA ‘In the Making’ exhibition
Earth & Fire, Rufford
Art in Clay, Hatfield House
Brighton Art Fair, Shirley Crowther Arts
Lambeth Open Studios, London
Mixed exhibition: Roundhouse Gallery, Foston, Derbyshire
Gallery Visby, Hjorring, Denmark
Art in Clay, Farnham
2009  Summer Exhibition, Bettles Gallery, Hampshire
Earth & Fire, Rufford
Fresh, British Ceramics Biennial
New Designers, London
Art in Clay, Hatfield House

Publications
2012 
 Ceramic Review Issue 256 ‘Marking and Making’

Memberships
Member of ‘Craft Potters Association’ 

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