Back to Biographies Steve Brown
Royal College of Art
Victoria & Albert Museum
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With a background of 14 years as a commercial screen printer for the textile industry Steve returned to higher education in 1999 in pursuit of applying his printmaking skills and experience to physical materials, wood, metal, concrete with a determination to extend the relationship between the printed image and form.
Focussing on ceramics for his first degree and exploring both ceramics and glass whilst studying for an MA at the Royal College of Art he then spent 2 years teaching these approaches on the undergraduate Applied Arts course at Hertfordshire University.

Three years ago Steve had the opportunity to focus this activity further through an AHRC funded collaborative doctoral award between the RCA and the V&A museum entitled ‘The Physicality of Printmaking’ Steve’s studio enquiry has involved the development of a new technique that effects an integrated relationship between printmaking and the manipulation of clay.

The historical element of his research is concerned with the social configurations of applied art screenprint production, specifically the role of interpretation as a key position of mediation between design and end product.


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