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Artist: Steve Théberge


Steve Théberge, MASSACHUSETTS

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Biography

Steve Théberge is a potter from western Massachusetts. He makes  stoneware intended for daily service on the table, shelf, or altar. He shows his work across the country and has exhibited at the Smithsonian Craft Show and and Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show. He is host on the Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail and on the board of Studio Potter.

From 1998-2000 he apprenticed to Mark Shapiro at Stonepool Pottery. Following a degree in Anthropology and years as an activist in New York City, he spent 2008-2013 training in Zen Buddhist monasteries in the United States and Japan. He was a Short Term Resident at the Red Lodge Clay Center and an Artist in Residence at STARWorks Ceramics in Star, North Carolina. He currently maintains a studio in Northampton, Massachusetts.  

Artist's Statement

Working primarily with stoneware and making use of a few slips and glazes, my pieces are intended for daily use on the table or altar. As I work I do my best to focus equally on the process and my state of mind, aware that each step of the way will be revealed in the end result. Deeply grateful for the boundaries that function and tradition place on my work, I aim to make objects that evoke a sense of history yet are born entirely of our present moment.

 

Steve Théberge is a potter from western Massachusetts. He makes stoneware intended for daily service on the table, shelf, or altar. He shows his work across the country and has exhibited at the Smithsonian Craft Show and Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show. He is host on the Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail and on the board of Studio Potter. He currently maintains a studio in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Education

2000-2004 B.A. (Honors) Anthropology

Columbia University (New York, NY)

Ceramic Training

1998- 2000 Apprentice, Mark Shapiro, Stonepool Pottery (Worthington, MA)

1999 - 2017 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (Deer Isle, ME)

1999: Ceramics, with Clary Ilian

2013: Ceramics, with Simon Levin and Kenyon Hanson

2017: Ceramics: Teaching Assistant for Michael Hunt and Naomi Dalglish

Residencies

2015 Short Term Resident Artist, Red Lodge Clay Center (Red Lodge, MT)

2015-2016 Artist in Residence, STARWorks Ceramics (Star, NC)

2019 Winter Resident, Penland School of Crafts (Penland, NC)

Professional Service

2019-Present Studio Potter Board of Directors

2021-Present Host, Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail

Selected Shows and Exhibitions

Smithsonian Craft Show (Washington, DC), Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show (Philadelphia, PA), Field + Supply (Kingston, NY) American Craft Council Emerging Artist (Baltimore, MD), Paradise City Arts Festival (Northampton, MA), Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour (Westhampton, MA), PULP Gallery (Holyoke, MA), Worcester Center for Crafts Pottery Invitational (Worcester MA)

Work Experience

2013 - Present Owner, Steve Theberge Ceramics (Northampton, MA)

2017- Present Organizational Coordinator, Union for Radical Political Economics (Amherst, MA)

2015 - 2017 Research Assistant & Exhibition Coordinator, Apprenticelines: The New Apprenticeship Project, Worthington, MA

2013 - 2015 Program Coordinator, Instructor, & Head of Ceramics, Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program (Williamsburg, MA)

2009 - 2013 Resident Monastic Sogenji Zen Monastery (Okayama, Japan) and Tassajara Zen Mountain, Center (Carmel Valley, CA)

 


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