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Steve Smith specialises in wheel-thrown porcelain.
He attended Art College as a student but never quite found his place in the usual artistic range. Something always seemed to be missing. He eventually chose a different path, closer to nature.
He discovered a passion for clay by pure chance, and has now come full circle, to a material as ancient as the Earth, and to a place that feels like home, behind a potter's wheel. His inspiration comes from nature: he loves to play with the roughness of the clay on the outside, giving his creations a rawness that's perfectly balanced by the peace and tranquillity of the smooth cool glaze inside.
Steve is incredibly passionate about ceramic - he pours his heart and soul into it. For him it's both a meditative process and a constant challenge. He would define his work as minimalist, favouring shapes that are simple yet sophisticated, with clean lines and a quiet but powerful presence that works in any decor.