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Steven Forbes de Soule

Biography to Display: 


1980 Master of Visual Arts and Ceramics, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia


1980—Studio potter


Steven Forbes de Soule is known for wheel-thrown raku fired vessel forms. After throwing, DeSoule often severely altered each vessel form to create sculptural forms. He produces containers for Ikebana vessels (a form of flower arranging), lamp bases and tile wall murals. He uses his own glaze formulations and repeatedly fires each object until he achieves the coloration he seeks, sometimes firing 4 or 5 times. De Soule has been using the raku process since 1982.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Southern Highland Craft Guild, Asheville, North Carolina


Bibliography to Display: 

Clark, Donald. Making a Living in Crafts. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2006.

Overman, Tom, and Chris Bailey. Handcrafted Home Furnishings & Design Elements: a Sourcebook of Western North Carolina Craft Artists for the Design and Building Industries. Asheville, NC: HandMade in America, 2007.

Rooney, E. Ashley and Paula Allen. 100 Southern Artists. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 2012.




Center for CraftSouthern Highland Craft Guild



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Typical Marks
ca 1994
Covered Jar
Date: ca 1994
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Raku
Southern Highland Craft Guild Collection
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild
Southern Highland Craft Guild Collection

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified June 9, 2023.