Steven Follen is a designer, craftsman and lecturer with specialist skills and knowledge of Design, the Applied Arts – metalwork and drawing.
His studio practice includes; the design and production of metal vessels and artefacts, development and manufacture of 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 engage communities and make places, spaces and collections accessible to wider audiences. His research interests and practice explores techniques and methods of constructing with metal.
His work is included in public and private collections including The Contemporary Arts Societies Special Collection of Metalwork at Birmingham City Museum and Art gallery. The Crafts Council’s national collection in London, Manchester Metropolitan University Contemporary Craft Collection, Aberdeen Museum and Art Gallery and The Arts Council Collection at Hove Museum.
Projects have included work with town and city councils, regional development organisations, arts development agencies and specialist craft and cultural centres including: The Crafts Council. The Crafts Study Centre, scientists and educators at both The Millennium Seedbank at Wakehurst Place and The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.
Steven is currently a senior lecturer (0.5FTE) at Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Media and Design at London Metropolitan University; teaching design, metalwork and drawing to Silversmithing, Jewellery, Furniture and Product Design students.