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Steve Davis-Rosenbaum

Triple Jar Set

Salt-glazed stoneware
6"x 9"

Artist Statement

Much of my pottery originates from the basic human joys of eating and cooking with all the overtones these activities evoke: fireside, nourishment, caring. Beautiful pottery dishes have become synonymous for me with love of food and its presentation. Even my vases present themselves to me in the context of a table setting. I make my pottery based on my personal domestic needs and life style choices; and the focus of my production is everyday dishes for use in cooking, dining and home decoration.

My influences are varied, though rooted in the American studio potter movement. These influences are the foundation of my personal style and philosophy of making pottery. In addition to reflecting a traditional functional pottery heritage, my pottery dishes have contemporary sensibilities. My ultimate goal is to create pottery that is fresh and alive in its form, color and surface. I feel it is important to make pottery dishes that are affordable so that they can be used as everyday dishes. For me the beauty of my work is in its use; and only through use can one see the true beauty of the pottery dishes. As one of my favorite potters, Rosanjin, once said: "If clothes make the person, dishes make the food."


Steven Davis-Rosenbaum
346 Sheridan Drive
Lexington, Kentucky
home:    (606) 278-8335
college: (606) 846-5415                                                                                                                            

1986	Master of Fine Arts, Ceramics.  University of Georgia,  Athens, GA.	
1983	Apprentice to Michael Simon, XXIX Oaks Pottery.  Watkinsville, GA.
1978	Bachelor of Science.  Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR.

1991-present	Instructor of Art, Midway College, Midway, KY. 
1986-present 	Studio Potter, SDR Pottery, Lexington, KY. 
1986-1988	Resident Studio Potter, Berea College, Berea, KY.
1994	Al Smith Fellowship, Kentucky Arts Council, Frankfort, KY
1992 	Community Arts Development Grant, Lexington Arts and Cultural 
Council, Lexington,  KY. 

San Angelo  Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas
Arizona State University Museum, Nelson Art Center, Tempe, Arizona.
John Sinker Collection, Plymouth, Michigan.
Berea College Department of Art Collection, Berea, KY

-1994 Visual Arts Fellowships.  Friedman Images Gallery, Louisville, KY 
-(invitational) Majolica Show.  Duncun Gallery, Stetson University, DeLand, 
	FL. (invitational)
-The Ninth Annual Monarch Tile National Ceramic Competition. 
-Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX.  Juror: Rob Barnard.  Traveling
	Exhibition to Kennedy-Douglass Center for the  Arts, 
	Florence, Alabama.   Third Place Award.  (catalog)
	1994 Gallery 15 '15 Collection'.  Actors Theatre of Louisville,
	Louisville, KY.
1993	Contemporary Traditions: Works of Kentucky Craftspeople. Kentucky  
	Museum, Bowing Green, KY.  Invitational
	Brian Boggs and Steve Davis-Rosenbaum, Downstairs Gallery, 	
		Kentucky Art and Craft Gallery, Louisville, KY.  Invitational
	Ceramics Southeast, 1993: Students of Ron Meyers.  University of  
		Georgia, Visual  Art Building Galleries , Athens, GA.    	
	Function  on Function.  Headley -Whitney  Museum, Lexington, KY.  
		Solo exhibition.
	Clay National 1993, National Council on Education for the Ceramic 
	San  Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA.  Jurors: Janet Mansfield, 
		Akio Takamori  and Mary Stofflet.  Traveling exhibition 1993-
		1995. (catalog)

1994	Ceramic Monthly   March, 1994 v.  42 no. 3, p 22, "Up Front"  
	(exhibition review).  Work pictured.
1993	Ceramics: Art and Perception  1993  no. 14, "Function on Function" by 
	Joe Molinaro.  (exhibition review).  Work pictured in color.
1992 	Ceramics Monthly  "Building Experience",  Steve Davis-Rosenbaum.  
	March 1992, Vol. 40  No. 3,  PP. 36-39.  Work pictured in color.	

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