Artist, Maker Stephanie Buttle uses diverse approaches within her practice influenced by her former professional experiences within dance, performance and lens-based mediums. The material qualities of clay and the contrasting processes available within ceramics, act to express the artist’s fascination with the politics of intimacy and the discovering and presenting of an experience that often includes a performative element and a personal physical component.
Stephanie studied at Central Saint Martins from 2012 -2015 gaining a first class honours degree in Ceramics. She was nominated for Central Saint Martins Graduation Nova Award. In 2016 she was guest speaker at Ceramic Art London and exhibited at the Lethaby Gallery London, Pangolin Gallery London, Messum Wiltshire, Port Elliot Festival in 2015 &16 with Hole & Corner Magazine and performed at the London Design Festival.
Prior to attending Central Saint Martins she danced with the National Ballet of Portugal from 1986 -88 and appeared in Pop videos, for the Pet Shop Boys and Mike and the Mechanics. Acting credits include supporting actress to Juliette Binoche and William Hurt in the feature film ‘Couch in New York’ Director Chantal Akerman. She has directed short films, including, Throwing my weight around, 2015, Wet Man, 2004 and Fourth Wall, 2004 and a number of commercials and Pop videos. As well as her ceramics and performance work, Stephanie currently tutors in Ceramics at Morley College, London and for the outreach dept at Central Saint Martins.
Stephanie lives and works in London.
2017 Craftsmanship Alone Is Not Enough, Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins The London Bridge Clay Project, Associated Clay Workers Union (ACWU). Southwark Cathedral, London 2016 Messums Wiltshire 2016 Port Elliot Festival 2015 Intelligent Optimist, Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins 2015 Port Elliot Festival 2015 Pangolin Gallery, London
Photo credit: Julia Biro
Messum’s Wiltshire is a pioneering multi-purpose gallery and arts centre celebrating the creative endeavour.