Steven McGovney

Steven McGovney

About The Artist

Steven McGovney • San Diego, CA

Celebrating 50 years as a ceramic artist, after graduating from Otis Art Institute in 1973. Quirky sculpture with a bit of humor, press molded birds and animals in high fired stoneware, painted with acrylics, metallic, stained with oils, clear sealer. Outdoor sculpture bronze coated and patina. I have shown in galleries nationally, participated in juried retail shows, and currently have a shared retail studio in Spanish Village Art Center, Balboa Park, San Diego


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Q&A with the Artist

Tell us how your work is made.

Press molded in molds from an original sculpture, stoneware, finished in acrylics, metallics, oil stain, clear sealer. Outdoor pieces bronze coated, patina

What makes you passionate about the medium you work with?

Clay is the most expressive of sculptural mediums, so immediate when working directly in wet clay, malleable, responsive.

What is something unique about you or your practice?

Humor-where else are there birds in cowboy boots, dogs in party hats, stately warthogs for the garden. Birds inspired by the crazy names the are called by-twits, boobies, growlers, grebes.