Stephenie Bergman

Born in London, 1946

1963  1967  St Martin’s Art School, London, Dip.A.D. Painting
1968-1980   Taught in various art schools including Norwich Art School, Goldsmith’s College, London and the Royal College of Art, London.

1975   Calouste Gulbenkian Award

1987   Craft Council Award

1986   Moves to the Var, France



Solo Exhibitions


1973   Garage Art Ltd. London

1974, 1975   Garage Art Ltd. London

1975, 1976   Midland Group Gallery, Nottingham

1976, 1977   Kettle’s Yard Gallery, Cambridge

1978 Chester Art Gallery, Chester

1979 Anthony Stokes Ltd. London

1980 Anthony Stokes Ltd. London

Riverside Studios, London

1984 Crafts Council Gallery, London

Butler House. Kilkenny, Ireland

1986 Nigel Greenwood Ltd London

1989 Nigel Greenwood Ltd London

2006 Artist’s House, New Art Centre,  Roche Court, Wiltshire

2011 Marsden Woo Gallery, Project Space,

2013 Foyer of Cité Radieuse, Marseille



Group Exhibitions


1975 Stephenie Bergman and Nicolas Pope

         Southampton City Art Gallery , Southampton  and Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield.

         Stockwell Depot Studio Exihbition, London

1976 10th John Moore’s Exhibition, Walker Gallery, Liverpool

1977 British Painting 1952 – 1977

1978 Royal Academy of Art, London

         X1 ieme Festival de la Peinture, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France.

1979 Tolly Cobbold\Eastern Art, 2nd National Exhibiton

        Certain Traditions.  British and Canadian Tour followed by Commonwealth Institute, London.

1980 Jugs and Aprons, Allison Britton and Stephenie Bergman, Aberdeen City Gallery, Aberdeen

Style in the Seventies, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol.

1981 Tolly Cobbold\Eastern Arts, 3rd National Exhibition

Occasional Pieces; Chairs, Tables and Functional Objects.

Kettle’s Yard Gallery, Cambridge

X1 ieme    Biennale des Jeunes, Musee de l’Art Moderne, Paris

X1 ieme   Biennale des Jeunes, Selection of Artists, Student Cultural Centre, Belgrade.

British Selection for X1ieme  Biennale des Jeunes, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow.

1982 Municipal Art Gallery, Strumica, Yugoslavia

1983 Maker’s Eye, Craft’s Council Gallery, London

1981 Salon des femmes peintres, Musee du Luxembourg, Paris

1982 Fabric and Form, touring Australia and Zimbabwe followed by the Craft’s Council Gallery, London

1983 Whitechapel Open Exhibition, Whitechapel Gallery, London

1983 2nd Textile Biennale, Vehta, Belgium

1984 Craft Matters, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton

Works in Clay, Nigel Greenwood Inc. London

 2d\3d    Art and Craft made in the Twentieth Century

1987 Vessel, Serpentine Gallery, London

1991 Diversite Contemporain en Europe, Galerie 1900/2000 Paris

1992 - 1995 The Raw and the Cooked.  Barbican Art Gallery, London, The Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, The Shigaraki Cultural Park, J

1993 Japan and the Musee de la Ceramique, Dunquerque, France

1998 Barely Made, Norwich Art School Gallery

1999 Printemps du Potiers , Bandol, France

2000 Opening exhibition, David Gill Galleries, London

2001 - 2002 Summer Exhibition, David Gill Galleries, London

2002 - 2003

Six Ceramic  Artists..Municipal Gallery, Signes, , France.

2006  Artist's House, New Art Centre, Wiltshire.

2002-2009 Works on several private commissions in London and Taroudant, Morocco

2008 Moves half the year to Taroudant

Starts a pottery workshop with local schoolkids

2011 Moves studio to ‘La Bouida’ outside Taroudant

Besides visits to London and Paris every year, she travels. The mountain regions of Morocco are very inspiring and recently she has explored Eastern Europe and the Ukraine.

Stephenie Bergman was born in London and studied painting at St.Martin's School of Art.
After working with sewn canvases she turned to clay as her medium. In 1985 she set up studio in Ollioules, South of France.
She uses clay as a construction material, rolled out in slabs, cut into geometric shapes, re-assembled, fired and glazed. Large works are made with several interlocking elements and sometimes wood is used to join up or support elements.
Playing with a notion of function, she re-invents familiar objects.

In 2007 she went to Taroudant, Morocco to work on a project and found herself living there for

half of the year.
In 2011 she installed her studio in an old farm, out of town.  The mud building reflects her own

work end way of handling materials. She welcomes a group of students from London each year

for a ten day residency.

At the moment her work is breaking away from making functional objects.

© 2014 Stephenie Bergman