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Stephen Driver

Biography to Display: 

 Born 1951



1988 MFA Ceramics, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia



1973 Apprentice, John and Glen LaRoue, Mark of the Potter, Clarksville Georgia.

1975 Apprentice, Michael Leach, Yelland Pottery, Devon, UK

1975 Apprentice, Bruce Dick, Coxwold Pottery, North Yorkshire, UK



1978-present Co-Owner, Mulberry Creek Pottery

1988-1993 Professor of Art, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas

1993-2008 Professor of Art: Brescia University, Owensboro, Kentucky



Stephen Driver is a known for his wood fired pottery and sculpture, which often features imaginative elements inspired by the wildlife and imagery of his Ozark home. The incorporation of fish, frogs, birds, etc. represent Driver's engagement with environmental issues and impending climate change.

A video of Stephen Driver and his wife can be accessed at


Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas



Bibliography to Display: 

Driver, Alice. “Not Lost Yet.” Oxford American: A Magazine of the American South, May 11, 2016.   

Driver, Stephen. “An Apprenticeship with Peter Bruce Dick,” The Studio Potter 43, no.1 (Winter/Spring 2014/2015). 

______________.  “Search for True Shino,” Ceramics Monthly 64, no. 10 (December 2016).

Lawton, Jim. 500 Teapots. United States: Lark Crafts, 2013.

Salamoni, Amedeo. Wood-fired Ceramics: 100 Contemporary Artists. United States: Schiffer Publishing Limited, 2013.

Sugiyama, Michio, Jimmy Clark. Anita Besson, jurors. Ceramics Monthly International Competition, March 15-21, 1999. United States: American Ceramic Society, 1999.

Zoellner, Andrew. “American Craft in Arkansas.” American Craft Council, Sept. 23, 2013.   





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AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic ArtAMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art


Typical Marks

Stamp, sometimes covered by glaze. Some wood fired pieces left unsigned.

Date: 1998
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Dimensions: 9.8 x 3.8 x 18 inches
Surface Technique: Glaze
American Museum of Ceramic Art, gift of The American Ceramic Society, 2004.2.78.ab
Photo: TMP
American Museum of Ceramic Art, gift of The American Ceramic Society, 2004.2.78.ab
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: Beul, Jasmine. "The Marks Project." Last modified June 16, 2023.