Wood-fired salt-glazed stoneware and porcelain. Raw-glazed and once-fired to 1300˚C.
Wobage Makers Gallery, Herefordshire
Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London
Brook Streeet Gallery, Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Available for lecture and demonstration.
Also see Wobage course details
Wobage: 2-day - Wheel-Throwing Stoneware, Beginners
7th July 2016 to 8th July 2016
Wobage: 3-day Wheel-throwing Stoneware, Improvers, Jeremy Steward
13th July 2016 to 15th July 2016
Alongside a driving motivation to make functional pots, 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, a vocabulary of marks which are abstract but which provide movement and accentuation to form.
Trained in Falmouth, Cornwall and then 1st Class BA(Hons) Ceramics at Cardiff (UWIC) before being invited to join Wobage Farm Craft Workshops in 1995.
Since then he has made wheel-thrown, wood-fired salt -glazed stoneware and porcelain.
He was part-time assistant to Mick & Sheila Casson from 1995 until Mick’s death in 2003.
Sheila Herring was the first potter under Lisa Hammond's "Adopt a Potter Scheme" and was apprenticed to Jeremy in Autumn 2009 - Autumn 2011.Anna Simmons joins Wobage in September 2012 and in addition to making her own reduction porcelain will be my part time apprentice.