Artwork for Steve Freer
Film noir raku pot
Kingfisher raku pot
Magpie raku pot
I specialise in raku pottery and have developed techniques in putting images onto ceramic surfaces. I'm self taught after working for many years as a television documentary director and think my interest in image and storytelling comes from this.
After working for so long in television - a technological, collaborative medium - I'm really enjoying the individual expression of making pottery. Working with clay is clearly tactile and takes endless practice to achieve results. I like the immediacy of raku where firings are faster and more direct.
Steve Freer - potter
I'm an active member of CUP Ceramics, an open access workshop in Hereford. I've taught beginners the basics of throwing pots and run workshops looking a printing on ceramics.
I'm also a member of Made in Ross, an art and craft gallery in Ross on Wye. Here I frequently meet members of the public and explain my work and the techniques behind it.
1980 - 1983 Portsmouth Polytechnic Fine Art
1991-1992 Bristol University Post Grad Film and Television
2018 - 2021 Hereford College of Arts Contemporary Craft MA
1985 - 1991 Chapter Arts Centre Cinema programmer
1993 - 2015 BBC Wales Arts and Music
2015 - 2022 Freelance director
2021 - present Made in Ross gallery
May 2022 - Take 4 Gallery Ledbury, group show On the Wing
July 2022 - Canoed Gallery, Ledbury, group show Save the Wye
2020 - present CUP Ceramics hArt exhibitions
Made in Ross Gallery, Ross on Wye