Stairs, Steven

Stairs, Steven

Stairs, Steven

Born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island in 1962, a creative person from childhood, Steven grew up around his grandparents’ antique shop where his grandfather meticulously repaired and refinished furniture. This early exposure instilled a desire to design and hand make furniture. After attending the wood program at the School of Visual Arts, Holland College, Steven did an apprenticeship with Michael Fortune Designer/Maker, in Toronto during the mid 1980’s. He then pursued private commission working out of his own studios in Uxbridge, Ont. and Hunter River, PEI.

Co-owner of Coco Loco Inc., a small craft business started in St. John’s NFLD in 1991, Steven moved to Salt Spring Island in 1996. He began working as a finish carpenter in the early 2000’s and has worked on numerous house projects on both Salt Spring Island and Victoria BC.

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Devoting more time to making sculpture and being creative has been a conscious decision in recent years. Steven finds inspiration in nature, water eroded rocks, the shape of bones and shells, things that wash up on the beach. Wood being the medium he knows best, making sculpture satisfies his need to create.

Awards:

2017   Best in 3D, Look Show, Victoria Arts Council

2015   Award of Excellence, Sooke Fine Arts Show

1986   Premiers Prize, (Best in Show), Hats Off to Crafts, Charlottetown PEI

1984   Premiers Prize, Handcraft Awards, Charlottetown, PEI

 

Sculpture Photography by: Tilai Ellis-Stairs Photography