Biography

Steven Newell was born in 1948. He attended both Kansas City Art Institute (1969) and Carnegie-Mellon University, completing his BFA degree in Ceramics and Glass in 1972. The same year he was offered and accepted a place at the Royal College of Art, London and completed his MA in Glass in 1974. On leaving the Royal College , he joined The Glasshouse in Covent Garden, later to become a Director in 1976. In 1977 he was awarded his first major international prize: the Coburg Glaspreis. In 1986 he set up Glassworks London ltd. At this point Steven's work progressed in two different directions; repeatable items and one-off pieces. Today these still constitute the two main strands of his work. The hand blown production work that he has developed over the last 20 years, now part of the Art for Glass range, are sold internationally with great success. Steven's one-off pieces have taken may forms over the years and have been shown in many major exhibitions and are both publicly and privately commissioned. In recent years this body of work has often taken figurative forms, etched plates perhaps his signature work and in architectural pieces, in particular stained glass windows and cast glass pieces.

Selected exhibitions and commissions * solo show

2001 Queen Elizabeth Scholarship
Solo show, Tokyu Department Store, Tokyo, Japan
Millenium Commission for Broadfeild House Glass Museum, Dudley, UK

2000 Commission for Angela Neustatter, London, UK
Commission for the Fat Duck restaurant, Bray, UK

1999 ' Hot Glass UK', Brandt Contemporary Glass, Torshalla, Sweden
Barrett Marsden Gallery, London, UK*
Commission for Edinburgh's Festival Centre, Edinburgh, UK

1998 Appointed Design Consultant for Moser, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
'Tea Bowl', Miharudo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan *
'Arts & Crafts', Millinery Works, London, UK *
Commission for Rules Restaurant, London, UK
'Venezia Aperto Vetro '98', Venice, Italy
"Transparent Epic" Retrospective, Nitsu, Japan*

1997 'Glass of '97', Contemporary Applied Arts, London, UK
Gumps, San Francisco, USA
'The Oriental Curiosity - 21st Century Chinoiserie', Hong Kong
'Newell - McNicoll' Crafts Council Shop, London, UK

1996 'Fifth Anniversary Exhibition', Claude André Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

1995 'Objects of Love', The Gallery in Cork Street, London, UK
blås & knåda, Stockholm, Sweden *
'Couleurs et Transparence', Musèe national de céramique, Sèvres, France

1994 Appeared in 'The Art', BBC television series.
Commission for Cable and Wireless plc, London, UK
Contemporary Applied Arts, London, UK *
Claude André Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
'British Glass', Art Glass Centre, Utrecht, Holland

1993 'The Glass Show' Crafts Council Gallery, London, UK
Museum of Arts and Crafts, Tokyo, Japan *
Commission for Boots plc, Nottingham, UK

1992 Commission for TSB Bank, Birmingham, UK
'Summer Show', Contemporary Applied Arts, London, UK


1991 Crafts Council Shop at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK *
Galerie L, Hamburg, Germany
'Making and Meaning', Crafts Council Gallery, London, UK

1990 Galerie Majault, Paris, France *
'British Craft Exhibition', Takishimayaya, Tokyo, Japan
'New Art Forms', Contemporary Applied Art, Chicago International Art Fair, USA

1988-89 'Contemporary British Crafts', National Museums of Art, Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan

1988 'Summer Exhibition', Galerie Herrmann, Bayerwald, Germany
'Decorative Arts Award Exhibition', Sothebys, London, UK
Parnham House, Dorset, UK

1987 'The Vessel', The Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
Miharudo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1986 Contemporary Applied Arts, London,UK
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
'European Crafts Today',Tokyo and Osaka, Japan

1985 Charlotte Henning Galerie, Darmstad, Germany

1984 Convergence, New York, USA *
Miharudo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan *

1983 Miharudo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1982 Kunstindustrimuseum, Copenhagen, Denmark

1980 Prescote Gallery, Banbury, Oxfordshire, UK*

Public Collections
The Victoria and Albert Museum,London, UK Corning Museum, New York, USA
The Crafts Council Collection, London,UK Broadfield House Glass Museum, UK
Shipley Museum, Tyne and Wear,UK Ulster Museum. Belfast, Northern Ireland
The Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh, Norwich Castle Museum, Norwich, UK
Portsmouth Museum, Portsmouth,UK Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg, Germany




| architectural glass | Steven Newell | restaurant tableware | production range | courses | contact |

| Home | help |
(c) 2002, Art For Glass ltd, London