Stephen Bailey works from his garden studio in Mount Wellington, Auckland where he continues his practice involving the exploration of texture + form as informed through the remembered experience of place.
Stephen studied ceramics under Mike Saul at the university of Sunderland in the North East of England. After graduating he moved to London where he worked part time as a technician at the Tulse Hill Pottery. Subsequently, Stephen moved on to set up a small studio on the Kent coast where he regularly exhibited in the nearby towns of Rye and Folkestone.
Stephen came to live in New Zealand in 2005. He shows + retails his ceramics at a number of local galleries + has had work exhibited in the Auckland Studio Potters Fire + Clay exhibitions where he has been delighted to achieve merit awards presented by Campbell Hegan, Barbara Hockenhull + Margaret Sumich. Stephens work has also been selected and shown in the 2015 + 2016 Portage Ceramic Awards exhibition, the 2017 Waiclay National Ceramic Awards in Hamilton + the 2018 Molly Morpeth Canaday 3D Awards in Whakatane.