Stephanie Lowe Studios is located in the BC Coastal Mountains and the work reflects the solitude and quiet beauty of the location.
Each piece you will find here is hand-crafted using rolling, coiling, or pinching, in other words I don't use a wheel. As a sculptor I just naturally use my hands when creating whether it be a dramatic large figure or a tiny plate.
After the clay is formed each piece is also fired multiple times after decoration with clay materials. I am constantly experimenting with form and finish so you will find a variety of colors and patterns, and even technique, especially in my small figure vases and big sculptures.
But dots? Typically, yes there will be dots. No matter the form the dots are most often present. They fit with the whimsey of my work and they are just visual joy spinners.
You will see what could be called "imperfections" and the mark of the maker on all of my work. Please know it is my intention to maintain the importance of the handmade and so seeing my hands in my pieces fulfills that intention. I absolutely love the path of artist/craftsperson and the concept of Wabi Sabi which we see in craft work throughout time. Every day I hope that I can make something that will sit inside that timeline and bring joy to folks for years to come.
"Small Wonders" at The Foyer Gallery Squamish,BC
May 21 through June 29th. Twelve never before seen small sculptures, like Bolero pictured left, will be on display and for sale at the Foyer Gallery in Squamish Library. Check them out in the Small Wonders Collection. For information on how to purchase contact me at email@example.com.