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Stephen Earp

Biography to Display: 

1960 Born, Des Moines, Iowa

EDUCATION

1986 BFA Ceramics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

APPRENTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

1987-1988 St. John’s Pottery, Collegeville, Minnesota, under master potter and Artist-in-Residence Richard Bresnehan

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1989-1992 Ceramic Technician, Potters for Peace, Nicaragua, Central America

1995-2002Master Potter, Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts

1995— Studio Potter

 

Stephen Earp is a functional potter working in the redware tradition. In 2014, he expanded his line to include white-glazed red earthenware.

Stephen Earp is influenced by traditional forms, materials, decorative motifs, and techniques of early American folk pottery. His interpretations of historically informed handwork form the basis of his contemporary work.

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Earp, Stephen and Peter Chartrand. “Ron Rivera: Activist Potter. Two Tributes.” The Studio PotterVol. 37, No. 2. Summer/Fall 2009.

___________. “What About Redware?” The Studio PotterVol. 41, No. 2 Summer/Fall 2013.

Early American Life, A Directory of Traditional American Crafts http://ealonline.com (accessed February 8, 2016).

 

Website(s):

www.stephenearp.com

Artist's Studio: Stephen Earp Redware

 

Typical Marks
ca. 2000
ca. 2000
Punch Bowl
Date: ca. 2000
Form: Bowl
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Blue and White, Majolica/Mailocia
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Mug
Date: ca. 2000
Form: Mug
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified November 13, 2017. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/earp