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Stephen Driver

Biography to Display: 

 Born 1951

 

EDUCATION

1988 MFA Ceramics, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

APPRENTICESHIPS & RESIDENCIES

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

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1978-present Co-Owner, Mulberry Creek Pottery

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

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

BIOGRAPHY

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQsL48RMkIk.

 

SOURCES:

 “Arkansas potter to present lecture, showcase exhibit.” University of the Ozarks, Sept. 29, 2014,    accessed July 7, 2021. https://ozarks.edu/news/arkansas-potter-to-present-lecture- showcase-exhibit/

 

Driver, Alice. “Bank to the Land.” Oxford American: A Magazine of the American South, Aug. 25,    2020. https://main.oxfordamerican.org/magazine/item/1954-back-to-the-land

 

Driver, Alice. “Not Lost Yet.” Oxford American: A Magazine of the American South, May 11, 2016.             https://main.oxfordamerican.org/item/855-not-yet-lost

 

Driver, Stephen. “About Us: Stephen Driver and Louise Hasley.” Little Mulberry Gallery, Mulberry Creek Pottery, accessed July 7, 2021. http://littlemulberrygallery.com/about-us/

 

Driver, Stephen and Judith and Royle Duff. “Search for True Shino,” Ceramics Monthly, Nov. 7,      2016. https://ceramicartsnetwork.org/author/stephen-driver-with-judith-and-royle-duff/

 

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Arts (AMOCA), Pomona, California

Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Alaska

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Driver, Alice. “Not Lost Yet.” Oxford American: A Magazine of the American South, May 11, 2016. https://main.oxfordamerican.org/item/855-not-yet-lost

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. https://www.craftcouncil.org/post/american-craft-arkansas

 

 

Teapot
Date: 1998
Materials: Stoneware
American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA), gift of American Ceramic Society
American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA), gift of American Ceramic Society

Citation: Beul, Jasmine. "The Marks Project." Last modified December 5, 2021. http://themarksproject.org:443/marks/driver-0