Stephanie Buttle CV - Updated March 2017


Instagram @steph_buttle



Born in the UK, lives and works in London.

1977 - 1985 Arts Education School, Tring Park and London School.

2012 - 2015 Central Saint Martins BA (Hons) Ceramics/Design (1st)


Exhibitions / Upcoming / Current

2017 - Craft & Music: Connection Collaboration Collision, West Dean Collage. 6th May - 6 June.

A Group exhibition that considers the fusion and interrelation of music, art and crafts, showcasing the impact of diverse approaches of three artists working in ceramics, glass and textiles and their unique creative relationships within diverse practices. Glass - Shelley James, Textiles - Mathew Harris, Ceramics - Stephanie Buttle. Curator -Loucia Manopoulou 

2017 - Wanted Design: Chaos to Epiphany, Industry city Brooklyn NYC. 17th - 23rd May

Exhibition featuring work by selected Central Saint Martins alumni.

2017 - Material: Earth, The New British Clay Movement, Messums Wiltshire. 12th March - 1st May.

A major exhibition celebrating the use of Clay in Contemporary art. Featuring works by leading British artists including: Grayson Perry, Richard See, Felicity Aylieff, Christie Brown, Sam Bakewell, Stephanie Buttle, Gillian Lowndes, Edmund de Waal. Curators - Catherine Milner, Anna Pryer, Joanna Bird (Consultant)

Exhibitions / Prizes

2017 – Craftsmanship Alone Is Not Enough, Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins - 17th Jan -11th Feb.                                                                                                                                              

Ceramics has been taught at Central Saint Martins for over 100 yrs. Mixing together works by alumni,  staff and students, the exhibition celebrates how the BA Ceramics/Design course continues its role as leader in materials and design education.

2017 - The London Bridge Clay Project, Associated Clay Workers Union (ACWU). Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, SE1 9DA, 9th January – 19th March 2017.              

An exhibition of ceramic works by the individual members of (ACWU). Using raw London clay dug from 30 meters below London Bridge Station, the artworks are individual site responsive works based on South London rail network and the history of the London Bridge area. Instagram: clayworkers 

2016 - Messums Wiltshire, in collaboration with Hole & Corner Magazine - Distortion 2016 to be exhibited/ performances of the process of making during the opening of the Gallery. Messums Wiltshire is a pioneering multi-purpose gallery and arts centre, which will act as a destination for experiencing modern and contemporary art, design and performance.

2016 - Port Elliot FestivalHole and Corner Magazine, The Makers Stage: Leading workshops and demos. Exhibiting - Distortion 2016.

2015 - Intelligent Optimist, Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins Exhibition: London Design Festival: Exhibiting - Are you going to leave that there? 

2015 - Port Elliot FestivalHole and Corner Magazine, The Makers Stage: Leading workshops and demos. Exhibiting - Are you alright over there?

2015 - Pangolin Gallery, London. Are you going to leave that there?

2015 - Nominated for Central Saint Martins Graduation Nova Award.


2017 - Ceramic Art London (CAL) CLAYTALKS@CAL - In conversation with Duncan Hooson. Introducing  Position 6 (working title) video presentation, 2017, of her performances throughout Central Saint Martin's recent exhibition Craftsmanship Alone Is not Enough

2016 - Ceramic Art London (CAL) Guest speaker ‘Clay and Performance’ Introduction and screening of film ‘Throwing my weight around’ Stephanie Buttle, (2015)


2016 - London Design Festival: Sonos Studio London, Relaxed Fluidity Event in association with Hole & Corner, Performing and leading workshop.

2016 - Studio and event assistant to Tamsin Van Essen. Innovative pilot project, Dr Flora Smyth Zahra at KCL Dental Institute and the King's Cultural Institute, looking at how Arts based learning can be brought into dental education.

2016 - Wellcome Collection: Selected as one of a group of six Central Saint Martins Alumni to create a new Workshop/Study Support Day for Yr.10 Art and Design GCSE students. The workshop has been selected to become part of the Wellcome Collection Educational Department.

2015 - Studio Assistant to Clare Twomey: Part of Clare’s production team making 2000 porcelain spoons for the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust Project.

2015 - Invited to become a member of Associated Clay Workers Union (ACWU), Instagram: clayworkers

2015 - Assistant to Clare Twomey: Westminster Bridge – Public participation Art piece. Memory Makers, Holocaust Memorial Day Trust Project.

2014 - Assistant to Tamsin Van Essen: Revealing the Anatomy of a Museum. ‘Open House’ at the Museum of Life Sciences, Guy’s Campus, Kings College London.

2014 - Studio Assistant to Clare Twomey: Gallery Installation, Piece by Piece. P3 Gallery - Ceramics in the Expanded Field Conference, London.

2013 - Studio Assistant to Clare Twomey: Exchange. Foundling Museum London.

2013 - Assistant to Simeon Featherstone and Anastasia Sledkova: Bloomsbury festival, I SPY. Art workshop, Parasite Ceramics, London.

2013 - Studio Assistant to Barnaby Barford: Seven Deadly Sins, David Gill Gallery London.

2013 - Front of House, International Ceramics Festival (ICF). Aberystwyth.

2013 - Assistant to Simeon Featherstone, Anastasia Sledkova. Creepy Crawly Crafternoon’. Parasite Ceramics, London.

Tutoring / Mentor

2017 - Summer school Cubitt London: Workshop Facilitator - UAL Outreach Program - The Institute of Anything - Arts Award Silver Accreditation

2017 - Workshop Facilitator Spring School - Central Saint Martins - Out reach program

2017 – Ceramic Tutor and workshop Dir: Central Saint Martins - Out Reach program. Facilitating Workshops for Secondary schools and F.E. Collages.

2016 - Professional Mentor, Central Saint Martins - Graduating Ceramics/Design BA student.

2016 - Ongoing position - Ceramics Tutor: Morley College, London

2016 - Ongoing position - Ceramics Tutor: Greig City Academy, London - Community ceramics classes. 

2016 – Clayground Collective, Pickleherring Workshop, London Primary Curriculum Festival, Potters Fields. Workshop facilitator.

2015 - Assistant Art Tutor: Central Saint Martins - National Art & Design Saturday club UAL.

2015 - Assistant Facilitator to Duncan Hooson, Julia Rowntree. Clayground Collective.  Final part of 3yr. project - Clay Cargo. A public engagement project. London.

2015 - Student Ambassador: Widening Participation dept. Central Saint Martins. Workshops and demonstrations Ceramics/Design BA for national diploma students.

2014 - Assistant Facilitator to Duncan Hooson, Julia Rowntree. Clayground Collective.  Clay Cargo. A public engagement project. London.


2017 - Hole & Corner Magazine - Issue 13, Article 'Get the balance right' words Mark Hooper, Photography Laurance Ellis.

2017 - Cfile.daily - Feature on (ACWU) Clay Workers Group Unearths 'London Bridge Project'

2017 - Ceramic Review - Article, Eagles / Alison Cooke (ACWU) - 50 Million years in the making.

2014 - Paul Bailey, Ceramics Technical No. 38 - Makers and Practitioners: Paul Bailey looks at the work from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London and Aylesford Pottery UK.

Directing – includes:

2015 - Short film: Original idea/Director/Producer/Performer, Throwing my weight around.

2004 - Short film: Writer/Director, Wet Man. Production Company – Douglas & Jones, London

2003 - Short film: Writer/Director, Fourth Wall. Production Company - Douglas & Jones, London.

2011 - Commercial: Special K, My Special K, Agency: Leo Burnett. Production Company - Believe Media UK.

2010 - Commercial: Cinzano, Agency: BBDO, Milan. Production Company H.FILMS, Milan.

2010 - Commercial: Bounty, Agency: BBDO, Paris. Production Company La Pac. Paris.

2010 - Commercial: Martini, Agency: Armando Testa, Milan. Production Company H. Films.


1996 – 2001 Assistant to Director/Photographer Andrew Douglas: Casting, Script reading, Research, Assistant on both photographic and Film shoots.


Film work - includes:

1998 - A Couch In New York: Character - Anne, Prod Company - Les Films Balenciaga. Dir. Chantel Akerman.

1997 - The Tribe: Character – Katrina, Production Company - Deep City Films. Dir. Stephen Poliakoff.

1996 - Urban Ghost Story: Character - Kate, Production Company - Living Spirit Pictures. Dir. Genevieve Joliffe

1995 - Silent Cry: Character - Annie Cox, Production Company - First Foot Films, Dir. Julian Richards.

Theatre - includes:

1998 - Bruises: Character - Kate, Royal Court Theatre. Dir. Jane Howell.

1997 - Ghost from a Perfect place: Character - Rio, Bolton Octagon. Dir. Lawrence Till.

1996 - Neville Southall’s Washbag: Character - Amy, Finborough Theatre London. Dir. David Farr.

1994 - Gormanghast: Character - Lady Fuchsia Groan, Lyric Theatre Hammersmith and S. American British Council Tour. Dir. David Glass (Ensemble)

Dance - includes:

1986-88: National Ballet of Portugal.

1988 - 1994 Pop Videos Include:

Scritti Politti: Love Sick - Choreographer Bruno Tonioli. Dir. Andy Morahan.

Scritti Politti: Boom! There She Was. Dir. Andy Morahan.

Mike and the Mechanics: Another Cup Of Coffee. Dir. Greg Masuak.

Pet Shop Boys: It couldn’t Happen Here - Choreographer Arlene Phillips. Dir. Jack Bond.


References available on request