Stephen started training in ceramics in the mid nineteen seventies and has always been fascinated with ancient wood firing and wood ash glazing.  His studio in Norfolk allows him to create both functional and one off pieces all fired in either a Phoenix or Anagama kiln.  

Stephen’s works are finished in wood and straw ash glazes and his creations delight in their spiralling shapes and organic spread of colour and “patination” from the wood firings.  He describes the most stunning effects as “beautiful accidents” from fly ash coursing around the kiln and randomly becoming glaze patterns on his finished pieces.