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Stephen Heywood, M.F.A.

Professor

E-mail: s.heywood@unf.edu
Phone: (904) 620-3815
Office: Building 45, Room 2015

 

Faculty Bio

Areas of Expertise

Ceramics, Art, wheel-thrown vessels, hand-built mechanical forms

Education

B.S. Southern Utah University, Ceramics

M.F.A. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Ceramics

Biography

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 “functional sculpture”.

 

Heywood is a member of The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts and a previous board member for Florida Craftsmen. His work has been published in 500 Cups, 500 Bowls, Image Transfer 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 “functional sculpture”. From 2003–2006 Heywood taught ceramics and design at Florida Community College at Jacksonville