Stephanie BlackImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: 67, Green Lane, Harrogate, Yorkshire, UK, HG2 9LN. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0)1423 879470
Email:
Web-site: www.stephblack.co.uk
Availability: My Studio is located at my home, please phone first.
Last Updated: 2014-03-08

Artists Statement

Artists Statement

Inspiration comes from a fascination for eroded surfaces and what lies beneath, their textures, layers and restrained colours.

My pots are thrown and fired in an oxidised atmosphere to anything from 1080oC – 1120oC using both earthenware and stoneware clays.  Constantly experimenting with slight variations to form, blending of glazes, firing and re-firing means I feel constantly challenged.

Though a sometimes frustrating and time consuming way of working it does mean that my work seems to evolve, leaving each piece unique yet still an integral part of a much larger family.

Current / Future Events

Current / Future Events

Art in Clay - Farnham : Art in Clay at Farnham 2014
November 15, 2014 to November 16, 2014

Current Work

Current Work

Low fired decorative ware.

Work Generally Available from:
Lund Gallery, Alne nr. Easingwold, North Yorkshire.
FBC London, www.fbc-london.com

and I also provide work to be incorporated in projects by interior design experts Fiona Barratt interiors - see www.fionabarrattinteriors.com

Technical Information

Technical Information

Work is thrown and fired in an electric kiln to 1080oC–1140oC using earthenware and stoneware clays.  I use a Lithium based glaze together with a Vitreous slip containing Silicon Carbide.  For further texture Paperclay is sometimes added to the surface.

Background History

Background History

I started at Harrogate College in 1996 on an Access Course in Art and Design to fill in time while my children where growing up. This ended up with my doing an HND in 3d Design after which in 2003, was asked to teach some evening classes and summer schools at the college.  What I really wanted though was to be a maker in my own right and after seeking advice started to develop my own work.

Qualifications:
1996 July Cert. of Access to  Higher Ed. NOCN Art & Design     
1998   June    BTEC HNC
(Art & Design) EDEXCEL
1999 - Pam Robinson Prize for Ceramics
2000    June - BTEC NAT. Dip. 3D Design (Ceramics) EDEXCEL
2001    July - Higher Nat. Dip. 3D Design (Ceramics) EDEXCEL

Exhibition History

Exhibition History

2005

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate – Open Exhibition (Selected) April –  June 2005
Art Connections Open Studio Event (Selected) –  May/June 2005
The Folly, Settle 21 May – 5 June 2005 (Showcase Exhibition)
Lund Gallery, Easingwold (Selected)   (opening September 2005)
Oxo Tower, London – October 2005
Platform Gallery, Clitheroe - Nov.2005
Sprial Gallery, Settle – Nov. 2005
Liz Bowe Ceramics – Nov. 2005

2006

Craft and Design Gallery (Leeds City Art Gallery) – Jan. 2006
Earth and Fire, Rufford – June 2006
Open Studios (Art Connections) – June 2006
North by North Wales Ex. @ Rufford Craft Centre – September 2006
Lund Gallery – Oct 2006 Solo Show
Roundhouse Gallery, Foston, Derbyshire – Nov 2006
Broughton Gallery, Scotland – Xmas Ex. 19th Nov. 2006

2007

Harley Gallery, Notts – January/March 2007
Spiral Gallery, Settle – March 2007
Clayart – Denbigh, Wales May 2007
Earth and Fire, Rufford – June 2007
Northern Potters 30th Anniversary – Lund Gallery, Easingwold
Art in Clay, Hatfield – August 2007
Art in Clay, The Maltings, Farnham – November 2007

2008

Northern Potters, Platform Gallery, Clitheroe
Lund Gallery with Maggie Barnes, Monochrome Exhibition
Earth and Fire, Rufford - June
Potfest in the Park, Cumbria - August
Art In Clay, Hatfield - August
Maiden Bridge Arts Centre, Lancaster - September
Gallery 9, Bristol

2009

Art in Action, Waterperry Gardens, Oxford - July
Potfest in the Park, Penrith, Cumbria -July
Art in Clay, Hatfield, Herts - August
Maidenbridge Arts Centre, Tatham, Lancaster July - September
Angela Mellor Gallery Ely, Cambridgeshire - October
Lund Gallery Easingwold, Yorks - November

2010

Manley Collection @ Lund Gallery Easingwold - February
North Yorkshire Open Studios, June
Earth and Fire Rufford, Newark - June
Art in Clay Hatfield, Herts - August

Work Styles

Work Styles

Stoneware
Earthenware
Thrown
Dry Matt
Vases & Bowls
Sculptural
Oxidation