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Steven Godfrey

Biography to Display: 

1970 Born Springfield, Massachusetts

EDUCATION

1993BFA Ceramics, The Hartford Art School, West Hartford, Connecticut

1994Special Student in Ceramics, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri

1996MFA Ceramics, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, New York

RESIDENCIES

2013Resident Artist, Archie Bray Center for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

2016Resident Artist, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1996—Studio Potter

1996-1997Adjunct Faculty, The Hartford Art School, West Hartford, Connecticut

1998Ceramics Instructor, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

1999-2003Visiting Professor of Art, University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska

2004—Assistant Professor of Art, Area Coordinator of Ceramics, University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska

 

Steven Godfrey is known for wheel-thrown and altered porcelain functional forms which often include hand sculpted porcelain birds as finials on lids. The bird elements are inspired by Native Alaskan artists’ ivory bird carvings. Covered boxes and baskets are common forms. Surface techniques include clear or translucent glazes, often celadon.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, Colorado

Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, West Hartford, Connecticut

rosenfieldcollection.com

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Haakanson, Sven, and Amy Steffian. Creative Alaska: A Ten Year Retrospective of Support for Alaska Artists. Fairbanks, Alaska: University of Alaska Press, 2016.

Hluch, Kevin A. The Art of Contemporary American Pottery.  Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications, 2001.

Tourtillott, Suzanne J.E. 500 Cups: Ceramic Explorations of Utility and Grace. New York, New York: Lark Books, 2004. 

 

Website(s):

http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/art/faculty/godfrey.cfm

 

Typical Marks
ca 2008
ca 2008
Covered Jar with Crane Finial
Date: ca 2008
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Incised
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Covered Jar with Bird Finial
Date: ca 2008
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Covered Jar with Cardinal Finial
Date: ca 2008
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Fruit Bucket
Form: Vessel
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Soy Bottle
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Teapot
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered, Carved
Surface Technique: Glaze
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Teapot
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Courtesy Red Lodge Clay Center
Photo: TMP
Courtesy Red Lodge Clay Center
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: Kuratnick, Jeffrey. "The Marks Project." Last modified June 2, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/godfrey