Collection Type :
Contemporary art, Raku pottery art, Decorative art
Steven makes raku pottery. He created his own glaze recipes, which helped him create one-of-a-kind pieces. Museums, corporations, and private collectors have acquired his works. He was also chosen for Schiffer Publishing Co.'s "100 Southern Artists" project.
Steven Forbes-deSoule is a raku pottery artist. He began his professional career in 1975, and has been firing pottery using the raku technique for more than 35 years. Forbes-deSoule established his own pottery studio in Atlanta after receiving a Masters in Visual Arts and Ceramics from the Georgia State University in 1980. Soon after becoming a professional pottery artist, he began developing his own glaze recipes, which has contributed to his one of a kind pieces. For most of that time, he has focused on raku firing exclusively. He draws inspiration from the textures and colors of the mountain vistas near his home in Western North Carolina, and images of galaxies and the earth taken from outer space by satellites and the Hubble telescope.
Forbes-deSoule’s works have been collected by museums, enterprises, and private collectors. He was also selected to be part of “100 Southern Artists”, produced by Schiffer Publishing Co.