Photo credit: Big Pot Project, February 2015. Chloe Brown

Christine Stevens

Resident Artist
WORKSHOP C3

www.christinestevens.co.uk

Taking as a starting point traditional labour-intensive production processes involving repetitive movements of hand and body, Christine Stevens explores haptic and gestural residues in contemporary culture.  Her work often builds on connections between craft practices and contemporary Fine Art. Typically, Stevens uses sculptural installations and moving image in her investigations of materiality and embodiment.  She has developed a particular interest in clay as a contemporary Fine Art medium.

As both, artist and Gestalt psychotherapist, Stevens experiments with cross-disciplinary activities which focus on the experiential and the participative. This involves facilitating groups experimenting with making as a means of self-recognising, inter-relating and responding.

She is a member of Returns, an artist-research group from NTU and Sheffield Hallam which takes as its starting point an international cross-disciplinary project, Topographies of the Obsolete initiated by Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Norway which used the former Spode ceramics factory in Stoke-on-Trent as a place from which to consider post-industrial ruins and their artefacts.

CLAY GROUP

Clay Group takes place at the Clay Studio at Primary every Monday evening, 7pm-9pm (except Bank Holidays). There is no need to book – just turn up. The small gate part way up Seely Road is opened for access. It costs £10 for the session, pay as you go, and there is a small cost for materials taken away. No previous experience with clay is needed. This is not a taught pottery class, but assistance is offered as needed with getting familiar with clay and individual projects.

There is a monthly Raku workshop on Saturday mornings 10.00am – 1.00pm. These cost £10 to attend and £5 per biscuit-fired pot to glaze, fire and take home. The Raku process is an exciting, immediate form of ceramics with satisfyingly unpredictable results, creating unique pieces of work. This is ceramics at its most primitive and rewarding! Spaces are limited so please email and book in advance.

The Clay Studio also run evening introduction to throwing sessions on demand and an Improver’s Throwing Class.

Please email ku.oc1545141807.mahg1545141807nitto1545141807noidu1545141807tsyal1545141807c@eni1545141807tsirh1545141807c1545141807 for further information (tel: 07826 915161).

Exhibitions and Residencies [Selected]

2016 In return, SIA Gallery, Sheffield
2015 - The Big Pot Project. Residency as part of Returns.
Returns. Bonington Gallery, Nottingham.
-  Graduate Residency. Art House, Wakefield.
-  Graduate Residency. Surface Gallery, Nottingham.
2014 Arrivals. Container in EM14. Surface Gallery, Nottingham.
Bodying Forth. NTU Fine Aart 2014 Degree Show.
Topographies of the Obsolete. Residency at Spode, Stoke-on-Trent
2013 Topographies of the Obsolete in Exploring the site-specific and Associated Histories of Post-Industry. Organised by Bergen Academy of Art and Design and NTU. Research practice Project.

Professional Activities [Selected]

2015 - The Parts and the Whole. Facilitator. Workshop using clay at UK Association of Gestalt Practitioners Conference, UoN.
- Attention: Detail symposium. Invited Presenter. Part of Summer Lodge at NTU.
- Clay and sand tray in therapy practice workshop. Facilitator. Gestalt Training Institute, Kaunas, Lithuania
2012 Mrs Rick’s Cupboard: Primary Colours, Bobby Sayers. Review published in a-n magazine.

Online
Bodying Forth
The Art House Interview

 

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