Spotlight on Steven Follen
Making Space is networked with over 200 talented artists and makers from across the UK. We are always thrilled when someone who we admire and whose work is of such a high standard wants to work with us.
Steven Follen is one these cases and we are delighted to be hosting him in March when he will be offering participants the chance to learn some new skills and explore their creativity in new ways.
Steven graduated from the University of Brighton in 1992 with a degree in 3D Design, focussing on wood, metal, ceramics and plastics. When asked where his inspiration comes from Steven says “Lots of things but often responding to place, material qualities, technologies, and process. Ideas spin out from these. I like my pieces to work on many levels”
What is striking about Steven’s work is the diversity and quality when looking at his creative portfolio. He is able to lend his hand to multiple different materials and the outcome is always breath taking. Steven has had his work exhibited in The Crafts Council and The V&A Museum amongst many other prestigious venues. He has also undertaken recent commissions for the National Trust and last year unveiled ‘For all Time’ at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford upon Avon. April 2016. For information about Steven’s impressive portfolio please visit his website.
His recently completed commission for the RSC has been listed 4th in the top 10 most inspiring art projects of 2016 by Creative Boom.
On Saturday 11 March Making Space is offering 12 lucky participants the opportunity to work alongside Steven in an inspirational 5hr workshop.
The focus of the session will be exploring the possibilities and potential of 3-Dimentional drawing. Using wire as a material and learning wire-working skills; cutting, bending, twisting and hammering soft iron wire into lines and marks, translate images of textures and forms into 3D wire drawings and structures.
This workshop presents a unique opportunity to work closely with someone of Steven’s calibre and is suitable and relevant for makers across all disciplines. Participants needn’t have any previous experience working with metal and Steven welcomes a diverse group including beginners.
Places are limited and you can book your place by clicking here.
The course takes place on 11 March from 10m – 3pm at our bespoke venue near Havant, Hampshire. The whole day costs just £72 which includes all material and tools.
For more information or booking guidelines please visit the Making Space website or get in touch.
Photo Credits and details in order:
Portrait Photo: Andrew Fox. ‘For all Time’ The Royal Shakespeare Company Stratford-Upon-Avon
Photo: Steven Follen. Blue vessels. Coiled welded and oxidised steel.
Photo: Steven Follen. Nymans Lamp. Laser cut ply. Unravelled arts and The National Trust, Nymans House and Gardens. were all taken by myself.
Photo: Andrew Fox. ‘For all Time’ The Royal Shakespeare Company Stratford-Upon-Avon