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Steven Follen is an artist, designer and maker with specialist skills and knowledge of Design, Applied arts – metalwork and drawing.
His studio practice includes, making metal vessels and artefacts, producing design solutions for site specific, client focussed commissions and working in educational contexts with students, educators, professionals and the public; researching and interpreting sites and museum or gallery collections, running creative workshops and producing conclusions to projects which help to make places, spaces and collections accessible to wider audiences.
Recent projects include a large scale commission for The Royal Shakespeare Theatres 'Swan Wing' in Stratford-Upon-Avon and temporary installations with the National Trust and Unravelled Arts. He has completed commissions for the entrance foyer to the Craft Study Centre, Farnham; a processional cross for St Botolphs’ Church, Aldgate, to commemorate those who died in the London bombings at Aldgate on 7th July 2005; seating and tree-grilles for the Ropetackle development in Shoreham, West Sussex and paving designs for Dorsten Square as part of a redevelopment project in Crawley, West Sussex. Steven has regularly been involved in the Big Draw producing award winning projects. He has worked with the scientific and education teams at Kew, helping to draw together teams and develop collaborative projects which engage the public in the research and scientific work which is undertaken by the Royal Botanic Gardens.
His work is included in The Contemporary Arts Societies Special Collection of Metalwork at Birmingham City Museum and Art gallery. It is also included in the Crafts Council’s national collection in London, Manchester Metropolitan University Contemporary Craft Collection, Aberdeen Museum and Art Gallery and South East Arts collection at Hove Museum.
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