About Stef

I am a Designer Maker who specialises in hand built porcelain vessels. I use sprig moulds, fabrics  and anything from string to jewellery    to impress and embellish porcelain. My current obsession is the translucency of porcelain demonstrated by my large selection of tealight holders and touch base lamps. However, occasionally I design around the needs of my home.

Brief Résumé

I worked at The Alston Pottery from 1990-99; a family run studio pottery located high in the Pennines. My father, Walter Storey, Harrow trained potter, mentored and encouraged me to learn sculpting and mould-making to produce collaborative works. My brother Stefan Storey, Dartington pottery trained, taught me glaze technology and decoration methods. During the 1990s my work could be seen in selected galleries and shops in and around Cumbria.

In 2005 I attended the University of Cumbria as a professional development to further my practice and working knowledge. I achieved a First Class B.A Hons in Contemporary Applied Arts, specialising in Ceramics.

I was then selected to exhibit at the New Designers in London and it was there that I was invited to become a licentiate of the Society of Designer Craftsman. I exhibited at the Society’s London based SDC gallery, “Genesis 08” from November to January. “The Vessel” in Clackmannanshire in Scotland, featured my white on white work from February to April 2008. I took part in an International ceramics exhibition ‘La tasse et sa sous-tasse’ at Carouge in Switzerland, 19th September to 1st November 2009. Exhibted as part of an exhibition named "Amoure" at the The Craft Centre and Design Gallery in Leeds in 2010.  Exhibition with Hartlpool Borough Council Arts and Museums department in 2010.  The Winter Warmth exhibition at Falkirk 2012 at The Park Gallery.   Exhibited at Potfest in the Pens from 2008 to 2013 A large international potters market held annually in August.  The Country Living Fairs (2012 and 2013).   The British Craft Trade Fair between 2011 to 2013. A proud if shy member of the Northern Potters Association since 2009.