CERAMICS

HEYWOOD%2C+STEPHEN

HEYWOOD, STEPHEN
HEYWOOD, STEPHEN
FLORIDA
My work takes influence from things that are industrial, mechanical and manmade. I often reference architectural structures that have surrounded me throughout my life. These consist of barns, silos, factories and water towers as well as many other structures. Many of these buildings are used for containment and are in essence vessels
of function. These buildings, which are often run down and abandoned show with their weathered exterior textures of flaking paint and rusted steel, a course of production and history. In my work I look to their weathered exterior textures for inspiration and ideas on surface treatment. The simple geometric shapes of these structures are often echoed in the main body and various parts of my pieces. Chimneys, windows, vents, smokestacks and piping are integrated in my work as
decoratively charged elements of visual interest. Sometimes these elements are incorporated into my work as handles, lids, and spouts. I also incorporate numbers and symbols on my work through the use of decals, slip stencils and laser print transfers. These markings give variety and reference the architectural structures that I
look to for inspiration. I often leave marks on the form as evidence of the working process. These subtle marks are then accentuated by the firing process and help to give my work the same sense of history and aged qualities that I look to for inspiration.
Education
2002
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Edinboro, PA.
Master of Fine Arts Degree, Ceramics
Minor Printmaking
1999
Southern Utah University. Cedar City, UT.
Bachelor of Science, Art Composite-Ceramics
Secondary Teaching Certification

Teaching Experience
2006-Present
Assistant Professor of Ceramics and Design.
University of North Florida. Jacksonville, FL.
Responsibilities Include:
Teach both hand-building and wheel throwing
Teach design 1 classes (two-dimensional design)
Teach design 1I classes (three-dimensional design)
Maintain, organize and run all facets of ceramics program

2003-2006
Professor of Art. Florida Community College at Jacksonville. Jacksonville, FL.
Responsibilities Include:
Teach both hand-building and wheel throwing classes
Teach design 1 classes (two-dimensional design)
Teach design 1I classes (three-dimensional design)
Teach fine art portfolio
Maintain, organize and run all facets of ceramics program

2003
Beginning Ceramics Instructor. Mercyhurst Responsibilities Include:
Teach beginning core curriculum
Supervise lab assistants
Fire student work
Evaluate student performance and assign grades

2001-2003
Coordinator. Erie Art Museum Clay Space.
Erie, PA.
Responsibilities include:
Teach and develop curriculum for beginning, intermediate, advanced and independent study ceramic classes
Oversee resident studio artists
Supervise other Clay Space instructors
Liaison between the museum, students and property owner
Set standards for studio and equipment use
Oversee the use of kilns
Maintain a safe and clean working environment
Repair and maintain studio equipment: electric kilns, gas kiln, clay mixer, wheels, slab roller, etc.
Manage inventory and order materials
Mix clay and glazes
Fire electric and gas kilns

2000 -2001
Instructor. Erie Art Museum Clay Space. Erie, PA.
Responsibilities include:
Develop Curriculum for beginning ceramic classes
Teach beginning ceramic classes

2000 -2001
Instructor Project Enhance. Tri-County Intermediate Unit. Erie, PA.
Responsibilities include:
Order materials and supplies
Mix clay and glazes
Fire various gas and electric kilns
Develop and teach curriculum to gifted high school students
Demonstrate various throwing and hand-building techniques

1999
Instructor Introduction to Art. Butler County Community College, Seagertown, PA. (Fall Semester)
Responsibilities include:
Develop and teach curriculum for Prehistoric Art - late 20th Century (Overview)
Writing tests, quizzes and grading papers

March 99 - May 99
Student Teaching in Ceramics. Canyon View High School, Cedar City, UT.
Responsibilities Include:
Develop and teach beginning, intermediate and advanced curriculum
Fire kilns and maintaining a working and orderly classroom

Related Experience
2001-2002
Ceramics Graduate Assistant. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Responsibilities Include:
Maintain and organize beginning ceramics studio
Work under the direction of the ceramic faculty
Fire gas and electric kilns
Maintain electric kilns

1999-2002
Assistant Gallery Director. Bruce Gallery Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Responsibilities Include:
Assist in hanging, lighting and setting up shows
Help to promote and oversee exhibitions
Member of the gallery board selection committee
Distribute posters, letters and other promotional materials
Help organize entry packets for the jurying process
Assist in art gallery openings and artist lectures

Workshops
2007
Visiting Artist. Brigham Young University.
Provo, UT.
Workshop demonstration
Slide Presentation

Visiting Artist. Utah Valley State College.
Orem, UT.
Slide Presentation/Lecture

Visiting Artist. Jacksonville University.
Jacksonville, Fl.
Workshop demonstration
Slide Presentation

2005
Visiting Artist. Orange Park High School. Jacksonville, Fl.
Workshop demonstration
Slide Presentation

Visiting Artist. Episcopal Senior High School. Jacksonville, Fl.
Workshop demonstration

2004
Visiting Artist. Valdosta State University.
Valdosta, GA.
Workshop demonstration
Slide Presentation

2003
Visiting Artist. Morehead State University. Morehead, KY.
Teaching demonstration
Slide Presentation

Visiting Artist. Garden City Community College. Garden City, KA.
Slide Presentation

2002
Visiting Artist. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Edinboro PA.
Workshop demonstration
Slide Presentation

Visiting Artist. Salve Regina University. Newport RI.
Slide Presentation
Individual student critiques

2000
Visiting Artist. Erie Art Museum Clayspace.
Erie, PA.
Workshop demonstration
Slide Presentation

Exhibitions
2007
Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation Annual Members Juried Exhibition. Watkinsville, GA.
Two Person Show Harris House Gallery. Atlantic Center for the Arts. New Smyrna Beach, FL.
The Firm Group Show. Brigham Young University. Provo, UT.
UNF Art Faculty Exhibition. University Gallery. Jacksonville, FL.
Bowls 2007. National Juried Exhibition. Wilmington, NC.
100% Pure Florida Regional Juried Exhibition. Melbourne, FL.
Teapot Show. National Juried/Invitational Exhibition. Worcester, MA.
Drink It In. National Juried/Invitational Exhibition. Worcester, MA.
Ohr Rising. Gulf States Juried Competition.
Biloxi, MS.
Southworks, National Juried Exhibition. Watkinsville, GA.
Strictly Functional Pottery National. National Juried Exhibition. Lancaster, PA. (Traveling)
Westmorland Arts & Heritage Festival. National Juried Exhibition. Latrobe, PA
Westmorland County Community College. National Juried Exhibition. Youngwood, PA.
100 Teapots III. National Juried Exhibition. Baltimore Clayworks. Baltimore, MD.
The Firm Group Show. NCECA Louisville, KY.
Water Works Regional Juried Exhibition. The Pier Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL.

2006
Func Art National Juried Exhibition. Gloria Kennedy Gallery. Brooklyn, NY.
Florida Craftsmen Holiday Show. Regional Invitational. St. Petersburg, FL
Reconnaissance. Regional Group Invitational. Douglas Anderson. Jacksonville, FL.
UNF Art Faculty Exhibition. University Gallery. Jacksonville, FL.
Ohr Rising. Gulf States Juried Competition.
Biloxi, MS.
Just Perfect. Small Works Regional Invitational. St. Petersburg, FL.
The Atlanta Teapot Festival National Juried Exhibition. Mud Fire Gallery. Decatur, GA.
The Atlanta Teapot Festival National Juried Exhibition. The Seen Gallery. Decatur, GA.
Sitting Pretty. National Invitational Exhibition. Worcester, MA.
Westmorland Arts & Heritage Festival. National Juried Exhibition. Latrobe, PA
Westmorland County Community College. National Juried Exhibition. Youngwood, PA.
The Firm Group Show. NCECA Portland OR.

2005
The Firm Works in Clay. Wilson Gallery, Jacksonville, FL.
Graduate Alumni Show. Invitational Group Exhibition. Edinboro, PA.
Group Ceramics Invitational. NCECA
Baltimore, MA.
Group Art Invitational. Munnerlyn Fine Arts Center. Jacksonville, FL.
The Firm Group Show. Illinois Westlian University.
FCCJ Art Faculty Exhibition. Wilson Gallery. Jacksonville, FL.
Platitudes “plates with attitude” National Invitational Exhibition. Worcester, MA.

2004
The Intimate Object II. National Juried Exhibition. Fort Wayne, IN.
St. Petersburg Clay National. National Juried Exhibition. St Petersburg, FL.
Handle It National Juried Invitational Exhibition. Worcester, MA.
Eight Fluid Ounces, A Cup Show. National Juried Exhibition. Baton Rouge, LA.
Post-Industrial Romanticism. Invitational Group Exhibition. Charlotte, NC
Contemporary Tea Bowls. International Tea Bowl Invitational. Indianapolis, IN.
A Guy Named Steve. National Juried and Invitational Exhibition. Mobile, AL.
Industrial Strength Ceramics. National Invitational. Indianapolis, IN.
FCCJ Art Faculty Exhibition. Wilson Gallery. Jacksonville, FL.
Westmorland Arts & Heritage Festival. National Juried Exhibition. Latrobe, PA
Westmorland County Community College. National Juried Exhibition. Youngwood, PA.
First International Ceramics Journal Editors Symposium. International Invitational. Xian, China.
Baltimore Clayworks Winterfest 2004. National Invitational. Baltimore, MD.

2003
FCCJ Art Faculty Exhibition. Wilson Gallery. Jacksonville, FL.
Solo Exhibition. Western Texas Community College. Snyder, TX.
The Firm Group Show. Gannon University. Schuster Gallery. Erie, PA.
Sydney Teapot Show. International Invitational. Sydney, Australia.
Northwestern Pennsylvania artists Association Group Show. Erie, PA.
Panoramic. Regional Juried Exhibition. Erie, PA
Barnes and Farms. National Juried Exhibition. Kewaunee, WI.
Erie Art Museum Faculty Invitational. Erie, PA.
Regional Juried 80th Annual Spring Show.
Erie, PA.
Soda National. National Juried Exhibition. Missoula, MT.
Crafts National 37. National Juried Exhibition. State College, PA.
National Juried Cup Show. Kent, OH.
Westmoreland Art Nationals. Juried Exhibition. Youngwood, PA.
Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival. National Juried Exhibition. Greensburg, PA.
Regional Juried Group Exhibition. Heshion Gallery. Meadville, PA
Print Sojourn. Juried Traveling Exhibition. Erie Art Museum Erie, PA.
National Juried Dinner is Served Exhibition. Worcester, MA.
Materials Hard and Soft. National Juried Exhibition. Denton, TX.
Solo Exhibition Uraro Gallery. Erie, PA.
An Affinity For the Cup. National Juried Exhibition. Sacrament, CA.

2002
National Juried Solo Exhibition. Salve Regina University. Newport, RI.
National Juried Vessels that Pour Exhibition. Wilmington, NC.
National Juried 14th San Angelo Ceramics Competition. San Angelo, TX.
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Juried Student Show. Edinboro, PA.
Regional Juried 79th Annual Spring Show.
Erie, PA.
The Firm Group Exhibition. Heshion Gallery. Meadville, PA.
Graduate Thesis Exhibition. Bruce Gallery. Edinboro, PA.
Pewabic Recent Ceramic Graduate Students Show. Detroit, MI.
National Invitational Summer Group Show. Providence, RI.
Regional Niagara Invitational Art Exhibit. Maritime Museum. Erie PA.
28th Annual October Evenings. Regional Juried Exhibition. Meadville, PA.
3rd Annual Holiday Show. Regional Invitational. Erie, PA.
Northwestern Pennsylvania Regional Juried Mug Show. Clarion, PA.
Northwestern Pennsylvania Artist Association Group Show. Erie, PA.

2001
Graduate Show Group Invitational Exhibition. Edinboro, PA.
Seventh Annual Juried Print Show. Lakeside Gallery, Edinboro, PA.
Emerging Artist of the U.S. National Juried Exhibition. Waterbury, VT.
National Juried Hand Held Cup Show. Ashville, NC.
Panoramic. Regional Juried Exhibition. Erie, PA.
Americas Cup. National Ceramics Invitational. Providence, RI.
Crafts National 35. National Juried Exhibition. State College, PA.
Soda National. National Juried Exhibition. Missoula, MT.
Invitational Alumni Show Southern Utah University. Cedar City, UT.
National Juried Cup Show. Kent, OH.
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Juried Student Show. Edinboro, PA.
Strictly Functional Pottery National. National Juried Exhibition. Lancaster, PA.
Tea as Art. National Juried Exhibition. Sag Harbor, NY.
We’re Covered. National Juried Exhibition. Sag Harbor, NY.
Westmoreland Art Nationals. Juried Exhibition. Youngwood, PA.
Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival. National Juried Exhibition. Greensburg, PA.
Ceramic Two Person Juried Exhibition. Bates Gallery. Edinboro, PA.
The Fifth Element. National Invitational Exhibition. Providence, RI.
NICHE Student Awards. National Juried Exhibition. Philadelphia, PA.
Northwestern Pennsylvania Regional Juried Mug Show. Clarion, PA.

2000
Northwestern Pennsylvania Regional Juried Mug Show. Clarion, PA.
Sixth Annual Juried Print Show. Lakeside Gallery. Edinboro, PA.
Holdings, Boxes and Bowls. National Juried Exhibition. Providence, RI.
Graduate Show. Group Invitational Exhibition. Edinboro University of PA.
Focus on Function. National Juried Exhibition. Minneapolis, MN.
26th Anniversary October Evenings. Regional Juried Show. Meadville, PA.
Regional Juried 77th Annual Spring Show. Erie, PA.
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Juried Student Show. Edinboro, PA.
Ceramics and Printmaking Solo Show. Bates Gallery. Edinboro, PA.

1999
Graduate Show Group Invitational Exhibition. Edinboro University of PA.
25th Anniversary October Evenings. Regional Juried Show. Meadville, PA.
NICHE Student Awards. National Juried Exhibition. Philadelphia, PA.
Northwestern Pennsylvania Regional Juried Mug Show. Clarion, PA.
69th Annual National Juried Arts League Exhibition. New York, NY.
University of Utah Intercollegiate Juried Art Exhibition. Salt Lake City, UT.
Southern Utah University Juried Student Show. Cedar City, UT.
Senior Portfolio. Group Exhibition. Braithwaite Gallery, Cedar City, UT.

1998 -93
Southern Utah University Juried Student Show. Cedar City, UT. (1998)
Southern Utah University Juried Student Show. Cedar City, UT. (1997)
Southern Utah University Juried Student Show. Cedar City, UT. 1996)
Utah Valley State College Freshman Only Juried Show. Orem, UT. (1996)
Southern Utah University Juried Student Show. Cedar City, UT. (1993)

Honors and Awards
2007
Best in Show. Westmorland Arts & Heritage Festival. National Juried Exhibition. Latrobe, PA
2006
Craft of the Year. Westmoreland Arts National. National Juried Exhibition.
April Employee of the Month Florida Community College at Jacksonville, South Campus.
2003
Craft of the Year. Westmoreland Arts National. National Juried Exhibition.
Second Place Award. Dinner Is Served. National Juried Exhibition.
Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist. May 2003
Honorable Mention, Soda National. National Juried Exhibition.
2002
First Place, Northwestern Pennsylvania Regional Juried Mug Show.
George Ferguson Functional Pottery Award, Edinboro Juried Student Show.
Juror’s Cash Award. 28th Annual October Evenings Regional Juried Exhibition.
2001
Craft of the Year. Westmoreland Arts National. National Juried Exhibition.
Merit Award, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Juried Student Show.
2000
Third Place. Northwestern Pennsylvania Regional Juried Mug Show.
Best in 3-D Object Making, Steve Kemenyffy Award. Edinboro Juried Student Show.
1999
First Place, Northwestern Pennsylvania Regional Juried Mug Show.
Robert Simmons Award. 69th Annual National Juried Arts League Exhibition.
Best in 3-D, Southern Utah University Juried Student Show.
Nominee for the SUU Outstanding Art Student of the Year
Nominee for the SUU Presidential Award. College of Performing and Visual Arts
1995-1999
Southern Utah University Art Department Scholarship
1993-1995
Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. San Diego, CA.
1989
Eagle Scout Award Troop 124, Lake Bonneville Council

Organizations
2007-present
OCAF (Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation)
2005-present
Florida Craftsman (Northeast Area Board Member)
2000-present
NCECA (National Council for the Education of the Ceramic Arts)
2001-2004
CAA (College Art Association)
2002-2003
NPAA (Northwestern Pennsylvania Artist Association)
2001-2002
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Graduate
Student Counsel
1999-2002
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Clay Club Vice President
1998-1999
Southern Utah University Art Guild Vice President
1997-1999
Southern Utah University Ceramics Guild President

Publications
Ceramics Monthly, Volume 55, Number 1, January 2007, “The Firm”, Images and quotes.
Image Transfer on Clay, Lark Books 2006. Two images
Jacksonville Florida Times Union, November 2006. Image and article. Empty Bowls Luncheon Aids Area Agencies.’
Jacksonville Florida Times Union, January 2005. Image and article. ‘Ceramics Helps Keep These Old Friends Close.’
Lark Books 500 Cups, 2004, 1 Image
Valdosta State University Spectator, February 2004. Image and Article. ‘Artist Gets Down and Dirty.’
Valdosta Daily Times, Living Section, February 26, 2004. Image and Article. ‘Containment Art’
Erie Times News Showcase, May 2003, Image and Show Announcement
Ceramics Monthly, Volume 51, Number 5, May 2003, Emerging Artists, Image and Statement.
Lark Books 500 Bowls, 2003, 3 Images
Clay Times, Volume 8, Number 6, November/December 2002, Image and Quote.
Ceramics Monthly, Volume 50, Number 8, October 2002, Upfront, image and Artist Statement
Erie Times News Showcase, May 2002, Image and Show Announcement
Newport County News Arts & Entertainment, Image and Show Announcement
Erie Times News Showcase, November 2000, Image and Workshop Announcement

Technical Experience
Process Related:
Comprehensive knowledge of throwing, including altered forms and large stacked vessels.
Comprehensive knowledge of hand-building ceramic processes, including hard and soft slab construction, coil and pinch.
Knowledge of glazes and ceramic materials with specialization in high-fire reduction glazes.
Experience with various firing techniques, including: electric, high-fire (reduction and oxidation), salt, soda, wood and raku.
Experience in maintaining and rebuilding gas kilns, including: safety systems, burners, ventilation, doors and basic gas line plumbing.
Experience in maintaining electric kilns, including: elements, lids, switches, sitters, etc.
Participant in three kiln building classes. Construction of one soda kiln and two salt kilns. One with fire brick; the other using a refractory castable material.
Construction of a kiln shelter with block walls and a steel truss roof with corrugated aluminum.

Equipment Related:
Experience with wood shop tools: table saw, jointer, plainer, sanders, radial arm saw, band saw, etc.
Experience with power tools and hand tools.
Experience with metal fabrication tools: slip roller, brake, shears.
Experience with arc welding, mig welding, oxygen/acetylene welding and cutting, plasma torch, spot welder.
Experience with photography, including light box construction and shooting two and three dimensional works of art.