Steve Harrison (b. 1967, Wallsend, Newcastle Upon Tyne), works and lives in London, UK. First encountered ceramics at school at the age of 16, Harrison began to explore salt-glaze during his undergraduate study on ceramics at Middlesex University, encouraged by his mentor Mick Casson, Harrison continued his studies at Royal College of Art, London, graduated with MA Ceramics in 1993. With the support of the Crafts Council’s setting-up grant, he established his Enfield Studio in 1994.
In 1996, he won the Acme Malls award for the work shown in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Ceramics Contemporaries exhibition. In 2000, he was commissioned by Lion Salt Works Trust to create a special collection of pottery to celebrate the Cheshire salt industry. A twenty-year retrospective show of his works was held in 2007.
In 2009, Harrison made his first travel to Japan for his exhibition Tea House at the Tokyo store of fashion label Arts & Science. Apart from his highly popular shows and collaborations with Arts & Science, which has brought him regular presence in Tokyo and Kyoto, his works are also featured in Travelling with Tea – From the Pit to the Palace with luggage manufacturer Globetrotter ( London, 2017), The Loft Pots at the Blue Mountain School (London, 2019), Taste of Cup and 10.30 am GMT at THE SHOPHOUSE (Hong Kong, 2020/21).