BOOKS AND ARTICLES BY STEVE MATTISON

'Raku - The Art of Painting with Fire', full colour publication (forthcoming)

2004
'Ilona Romule', Kerami Techni, Greece.

2003
< 'The Complete Potter', Quarto, L
ondon.
with translations into Dutch, Spanish, Finnish and Slovak.

1998
'Two in One Ceramics', Quarto, London
with translations into German (Topfern) and French (Ceramique)

1991
'Artists Newsletter' Article on International Symposia.

 

 

STEVE MATTISON'S WORK IN PUBLICATIONS AND CATALOGUES

2009
'Mastering Raku' by Steven Branfman. Lark Books.

2007
'SILENT CONVERSATION' - forthcoming article in Ceramics Art and Perception by Dr.Glenn Brown (Professor in Art History, KSU).

2006
'World Clay' - catalog of the International Academy of Ceramics exhibition.

2002
'Dyfodol yr Iaith', BBC TV.
'Salzbrand' catalog of the International exhibition.
'VISITORS' - read Chamian Saville's atricle about Steve Mattison's figurative work.

1997
International Ceramics Festival', Czech TV.

1996
'Zig Zag Arts, BBC TV.

1995
'Eisteddfod Genedlethol', HTV arts magazine programme.
"Raku at Caecarrog", BBC TV Documentary.

1991
'Primetime'. HTV Television.
'Eisteddfod Genedlethol'. BBC Television.

1988
'The Odyssey project'. Schools Curriculum Development Committee video.

1987
'Profile of a Ceramic Artist'. Crefft Welsh Arts Council publication.
'Sacred Arts'. Article in 'Good Housekeeping' on arts in schools projects.

 

EXHIBITIONS

2008
FULE international Cerammic Museums, Fuping, China.
INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF CERAMICS Members exhibition, Xian, China.
ANDENNE BIENNIALE, Belgium.
GHENT, Belgium.

2007
GALERIE EN ATELIER HENDRICK LUYTEN, Brasschat, Belgium.
BEACH MUSEUM, Manhattan, Kansas USA.

2006
"REMEMBER '56". Museion, Kecskemet, Hungary.
INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF CERAMICS, Members Exhibition, National Museum of Fine Art, Riga, Latvia.
INTERNATIONAL CERAMIC WEEK, Town Hall Gallery, Hufingen, Germany.

2005
1st INTERNATIONAL TRIENNIAL OF SILICATE ARTS, Hungary
SOUND OF CLAY, International Ceramics Centre, Skaelskor, Denmark.
CSOK ISTVAN GALLERY, Budapest, solo exhibition.
"IN TIME, IN SPACE, IN FIRE", Budapest Galeia, Budapest, Hungary.

2004
SOUND OF CLAY, Kecskemét, Hungary
TROPHY CUPS, Zagreb, Croatia. Honorable Jury Mention.
CSOK ISTVAN GALLERY, Budapest, Hungary.

2003
MAGAN MYTOLOGIA, Kecskemét, Hungary
STATE CASTLE, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

2002
"TYNGED YR IAITH", Ceramic installation for the BBC at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales. Filmed for broadcast, February, 2002.
"EXODUS", Museum of Modern Art, Wales.
PANEVEZYS SYMPOSIUM, Museum and City Art Gallery, Panevezys, Lithuania.
AOMORI WOODFIRE FESTIVAL, Japan

2001
"MUSEUM COLLECTION", Loft Gallery, Kecskemét, Hungary
KALEIDOSCOPE, London.
ART IN CLAY, Hatfield House, Oxford.
PETER SCOTT GALLERY, Lancaster University.

2000
Solo Exhibition, MUSEION, Kecskemét, Hungary
"HEROES OF THE AGE", Tolgyfa Gallery, Budapest
"HEROES", Sombathely Keptar, Sombathely, Hungary

1999
'WORKSHOP GALLERY, Chepstow.
CELTIC MANOR HOTEL', Newport.
MILLENNIUM EXHIBITION, Galerie Besson, London.
CERAMICS FROM 5 CONTINENTS', Lerchenborg Castle, Denmark.

1998
CHAPEL OF ART, North Wales.
RIGA, Latvia, Gallery of Artists Union.
BLACK AND WHITE', Group show with Peter Blake and Damien Hirst. Museum of Modern Art, Wales.

1997
SNOWDON MILL, Porthmadog.
BOOTH HOUSE GALLERY, Yorkshire.
AGENCY OF CZECH CERAMIC DESIGN, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic.

1996
SNOWDON MILL, Porthmadog.
MOSTYN GALLERY, Llandudno.
AGENCY OF CZECH CERAMIC DESIGN, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic.
INTERNATIONAL CERAMIC STUDIO, Kecskemet, Hungary.

1995
EISTEDDFOD GENEDLAETHOL, Bro Colwyn. Art and Craft Pavilion.
CEREDIGION MUSEUM, Aberystwyth.
RUTHIN CRAFT CENTRE, Summer exhibition.
MUSEUM FOUNDATION, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest.
CERAMIC SERIES, Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
ORIEL MYRDDIN, Carmarthen, Welsh Association of Artists exhibition.

1994
INSTITUTE OF ART AND DESIGN, Rochester, Kent.
INSTITUTE OF ART AND DESIGN, Maidstone, Kent.
ORIEL MYRDDIN, Carmarthen

1993
TOLYGFA GALERIA, Budapest, Hungary.
SZOMBATHELYI KEPTAR, Hungary.
MUVESZTEK HAZA, Szekszard, Hungary
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (Wales), Tabernacle, Machynlleth.
SPECTRUM GALLERY, Machynlleth.
ORIEL YNYS MON, Llangefni.

1992
INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS STUDIO, Hungary.
VIENNA, Hungarian Cultural Centre.
COPENHAGEN, Hungarian Cultural Centre.
ORIEL YNYS MON, Llangefni.
EEC ART COMMITTEE, Touring Exhibition.

1991
TOWNLEY HALL MUSEUM, Burnley.
BOOTH HOUSE GALLERY, Yorkshire.
ROYAL EXCHANGE TOURING EXHIBITION. NW Britain.

1990
RHYL MUSEUM & ARTS CENTRE.
ORIEL GALLERYBANGOR.

1989
'CERAMICS TODAY', Peter Scott Gallery, University of Lancaster.

1988
AADW GROUP EXHIBITION, Wrexham Arts Centre.
NEWPORT ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM.
SCOTTISH GALLERY, Edinburgh.
RAKU VESSELS', Solo exhibition, Royal Exchange, Manchester.
ST. DAVID'S HALL, Cardiff
HOLLY HOUSE, Tynemouth.
PETER SCOTT GALLERY, University of Lancaster.
'RAKU', Taflen, Cardiff.
'PARTY PARTY', Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, London.
ORIEL GALLERY BANGOR.

1987
'RAKU POTTERY'. Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool.
'RAKU II'. Ceramics 7, Greenwich, London.
NORTH & SOUTH WALES POTTERS, Mostyn Art Gallery,
ORIEL GALLERY BANGOR, Christmas exhibition.

1986
'CERAMI
CS II', Merseyside Exhibitions touring show.
RUTHIN CRAFT CENTRE, Ruthin, Clwyd.
NORTH WALES POTTERS, Ruthin Craft Centre.
ORIEL BANGOR.
ORIEL THEATR CLWYD. Mold.

1985
MOSTYN ART GALLERY, Llandudno.

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WORK IN COLLECTIONS

Beach Museum, KSU, Manhatten, USA.
Kansas City Art institute, USA.
National Museum of Applied Art, Riga, Latvia
Townley Hall Art Gallery and Museum, Burnley.
Royal Exchange Crafts Collection, Manchester.
International Ceramic Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary.
Collection of the Hungarian State.
Collection of the Artist's Union of Latvia
Czech Agency of Ceramic Design, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
Museum of Modern Art, Wales.
Private collections in UK, USA, Germany, France, Australia and New Zealand.

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GUEST ARTIST

2007 Kansas State University, USA
2006 Kecskemét, Hungary, 'Remember '56' Symposium
2004 Kecskemét, Hungary. 'Sound of Clay Symposium'
2002 Panevesys, Lithuania. 'International Ceramics Symposium'
2002 Aomori International Woodfire Festival, Japan

< Aomori, Japan

2001 Kecskemét, Hungary, 'Fire Magic Symposium'
2000 Kecskemét, Hungary, 'Heroes of the Age Symposium'
1998 Zvartava, Latvia, 'International Ceramics Symposium'
1992 Kecskemét, Hungary, 'EEC Ceramics Symposium'

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ASSOCIATIONS and MEMBERSHIP

2005 Elected a member of the INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF CERAMICS.
1993 - 2003 Director and Co-ordinator of the INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS FESTIVAL.
1987-2003 Committee of the INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS FESTIVAL
1984-2003 Member of NORTH WALES POTTERS.
1999-2003 Chairperson North Wales Potters
1985-1988 Secretary of North Wales Potters.
1993-1999 Secretary of North Wales Potters.

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AWARDS

2007 Lighton International Artists Exchange, USA.
2002 Travel Bursary to Japan, Wales Arts International
2001 Arts Council of Wales, Travel Bursary. Transylvania and Romania.
1996 Arts Council of Wales, Special Project Grant. Ceramics Symposium, Latvia.
1992 Arts Council of Wales, Special Project Grant.
1992 ART COMMITTEE OF THE EEC. Special award.
1992 INTERNATIONAL CERAMIC STUDIO, Hungary. Scholarship award.

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TEACHING POSTS

2003 - present TOPFERSCHULE GORDOLA, Switzerland. Visiting lecturer.
1994-2002 MANCHESTER CITY COLLEGE, Part time lecturer ceramics and 3D Design, Computer Graphics.
1995-2001 COLEG MEIRION DWYFOR, Associate Lecturer, Art and Design, Ceramics, Course Leader (GNVQ Advanced Art & Design).
1996 Visiting Professor, HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF APPLIED ART, Budapest.
1992-1994 MANCHESTER COLLEGE OF ART AND TECHNOLOGY. Visiting tutor.
1990-1993 UNIVERSITY OF WALES. Visiting tutor, Department of Drama,
1987-1992 UNIVERSITY OF WALES. Associate Lecturer, Faculty of Visual Art.

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VISITING TUTOR, WORKSHOPS AND DEMONSTRATIONS

2008
Atelier Cirkel, Belgium, invited Raku Masterclass.
Colpaert, Gent. Belgium, demonstration and lecture.
Scuola de Ceramica, Gordola, Switzerland.

ICS, Hungary. 3 week Raku Masterclass.

2007
Atelier Cirkel, Belgium, invited Raku Masterclass.
Kansas City Art Institute, Missouri, USA.
Kansas State University, Manhatten, Kansas, USA.
Scuola de Ceramica, Gordola, Switzerland.

2006
Scuola de Ceramica, Gordola, Switzerland.

2005
Scuola de Ceramica, Gordola, Switzerland.
University of West Hungary, Sopron.Glasgow School of Art,
International Ceramics Studio, invited master.
Academy of Art, Tallinn, Estonia.
Academy of Art, Reyjkavik, Iceland.

2004
Scuola de Ceramica, Gordola, Switzerland.
University of West Hungary, Sopron.

2003
Scuola de Ceramics, Gordola, Switzerland

2002
Demonstrations at Aomori International Woodfire Festival, Japan.

2001
Demonstrations at the International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary.

2000
National Festival of Ceramics, Hungary.
Masterclass Workshops at Ruthin Craft Centre.
Demonstrations for Hungarian Association of Ceramists.

1999
Workshops and demonstrations at Ruthin Craft Centre.
Demonstrations at PotFest, Perth, Scotland.
Raku Demonstration at International Potters Festival, Aberystwyth.

1998
Demonstrations at PotFest, Perth, Scotland.

1997
Demonstrations at International ceramic studio, Kecskemet, Hungary.

1996
Raku firing sessions, Ysgol Penweddig, Aberystwyth.
1st National Day of Hungarian Ceramics, demonstrations at the International Ceramic Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary.

1995
Raku firing courses, various colleges throughout Greater Manchester for Royal Exchange Craft Centre.
Demonstrations at Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
Theatre design workshops for B/TEC students, Greater Manchester.

1994
Raku summer course, Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
Demonstration for North Wales Potters.

1993
Raku summer course, Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
Schools workshops for Royal Exchange Craft Centre, Manchester.
Raku workshop for North Wales Potters.

1992
Demonstration and three day workshop, Manchester College of Art and Design.
Schools arts workshops in Greater Manchester for Royal Exchange Craft Centre.
Ceramic workshops, Altrincham Sixth Form College.
Demonstrations, International Ceramic Studio, Hungary for visiting Icelandic students.

1991
Slideshow and lecture, 'Saltglaze', Gregynog Hall, Newtown.
Workshops in sixth form schools in Manchester, Cheshire, North West England, organised by Royal Exchange Craft Centre, Education Department.

1990
THE DINNER PARTY. Ten week multi media arts project for special schools in Greater Manchester, working towards a performance in the Contact Theatre and a touring exhibition of the work, and a Granada TV progamme.
MOTHER EARTH, FATHER SKY. Clwyd Education Authority multi media expressive arts course for puplis and teachers in special schools. Residential course held at Bangor Normal College.
Raku workshop for North Wales Potters.
Demonstration and workshop for Carmarthen College of Art.
5 day design workshop, B/TEC students, Margaret Ashton College, Manchester.

1989
'ENCLOSURES'. In service training course for teachers in Manchester Education Authority. Five day course at Sheena Simon College, Manchester.
Raku workshop for North Wales Potters.
Two day raku demonstration, Global Village Crafts, Exeter.
Raku summer course, Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
THE PIED PIPER. Clwyd Education Authority multi media expressive arts course for pupils and teachers in special schools. Residential course at Bangor Normal College.
Raku demonstration, Scott Gallery, Lancaster University to accompany opening of 'Ceramics Today' exhibition.

1988
Raku workshop, Wrexham Arts Centre.
Slideshow and talk, 'Contemporary Raku', Association of Artists and Designers in Wales.
Raku Workshop, Royal Exchange Craft Centre, Manchester.
'Working with Clay', practical ceramic course for teachers in special schools in Clwyd. Organised by North Wales Arts Association.
Demonstration for Royal Exchange Crafts Centre, Manchester.
Two day workshop, Making and Decorating Techniques. In service training course for teachers in North Wales.
Ceramic workshops for physically disabled adults, Gateway Centre, Blackpool.
THE RAMAYANA PROJECT. Clwyd Education Authority. A multi media expressive arts course for pupils and teachers in special schools. One week residential course at Bangor Normal College.
Raku course, Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

1987
Raku workshop for North Wales Potters.
THE ODYSSEY PROJECT, Taliesin School, Shotton. A three month, multi media arts project, administered by Crafts Council, North Wales Arts Association and Schools Curriculum Development Committee. Working with primary schools groups on theme of Homer's Odyssey and holding workshops with teachers from Clwyd Education Authority.
Raku course, Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

1986
Artist in Residence, Rhosllanerchrugog Library, Wrexham. As part of Clwyd Festival, holding workshops with local schools and public.

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