Stephen Heywood, M.F.A.
M.F.A. Edinboro-University of Pennsylvania
Stephen Heywood received his Bachelors
of Science Degree in ceramics from Southern Utah University and his Masters of
Fine Arts Degree in ceramics from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He has
been a visiting artist at a number of colleges and Universities throughout the
country. Heywood Exhibits his work extensively
and had been in numerous national juried shows and invitationals. In 2004
Heywood was selected to represent the United States in the First International,
Ceramics Journal Editors Symposium, Emerging Artist Exhibition, in Xian China.
In 2011 Heywood participated in and won the “Craft Award” in the Westmoreland
Arts National in Westmoreland Pennsylvania.
In 2013 he was awarded an honorable mention at the 8th
Cheongju International Craft Biennale in Cheongju, Korea. He is a member of The National Council on
Education for the Ceramic Arts and a board member for Florida Craft Art. Selected publications include: 500 Cups, 500
Bowls, The Best of 500 Ceramics, Image Transfer on Clay, Printing on Clay, and
the Periodicals Clay Times and Ceramics Monthly. As an artist he is primarily
interested in ceramic wheel-thrown vessels and hand-built mechanical forms that
relate to function. His work is
influenced by architectural structures including factories, silos and water
towers. These vessels are often composed
of many wheel-thrown and hand-built parts and take their shape as small