I established my wheel-throwing skills by dedicating endless hours in the garage of our house in Oklahoma soon after moving from England in 1979. For ten years I made and sold tableware in Oklahoma and later in Norway, returning to England in 1993.
I then developed two lines of decorated tableware and established a studio in my basement in Dorking. In 2008 I at last embarked on an art training at City Lit in London, graduating in 2011 with a City and Guilds Ceramic Portfolio qualification, an Art Foundation Diploma specialising in sculpture and ceramics, and a 2-year Ceramics Diploma.
Together with painter Chris Forsey and sculptor Nikki Taylor, I have since established Sandstone Studios just off Dorking High Street, where I now work and teach. I also work part-time for Surrey County Council Visual Arts Department part-time in support of the Surrey Artists Open Studios project.
Stephanie has developed a range of simple hand thrown tableware for everyday use, using tin glazes coloured with copper, cobalt and chromium. Stephanie's Country Crockery Range is made from terracotta with a tin oxide glaze. Designs are modelled on pottery used for centuries in old English and French country kitchens and are intended to incorporate signs of use and ageing. Just sand down any chips to add to its shabby chic look.
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