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Contact Details

Studio: Wobage Farm Craft Workshops, Upton Bishop, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England, HR9 7QP. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0)1989 562498
Fax: +44 (0)1989 780495
Email:
Web-site: www.jeremysteward.co.uk
Availability: Wobage Makers Gallery is open Thursday – Sunday beginning March to the end of December. 10.00am-5.00pm. (other days/times by appointment only)
Joined on: 2010-06-18
Last Updated: 2014-03-21

Current Work and Availability

Current Work and Availability

Wood-fired salt-glazed stoneware and porcelain. Raw-glazed and once-fired to 1300˚C.

Availability:
Wobage Makers Gallery, Herefordshire
Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London
Brook Streeet Gallery, Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire

Other information:
Available for lecture and demonstration.
Also see Wobage course details
Also: www.workshops-at-wobage.co.uk 

Membership: 
Fellow, CPA

Current / Future Events

Current / Future Events

Keramikmuseum Westerwald : Young Clay - Ceramics from the UK
March 16, 2014 to April 27, 2014

Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre : Ceramic Celebration
May 31, 2014 to July 12, 2014

Church House Designs : Ceramic Celebration
July 19, 2014 to August 23, 2014

Craft in the Bay : Ceramic Celebration
September 04, 2014 to November 02, 2014

Aberystwyth Arts Centre : Ceramic Celebration
November 08, 2014 to January 09, 2015

Courses Available

Courses Available

Technical Information

Technical Information

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.

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. 

I use numerous slips, of simple recipes, which provide subtle variations of colour and surface in reaction with salt-fire. Also, a smaller selection of raw-glazes, often derived from collected materials such as wood-ashes, stone dusts and surface clays.

Career Background

Career Background

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.

 

Work Styles

Work Styles

Stoneware
Porcelain
Thrown
Sgraffito
Salt
Ash
Kitchen & Tableware
Bottles
Wood