Stephen Vercoe lives in the Teign Valley and produces functional stoneware in various rich blue and green glazes to be enjoyed in the home in everyday use. Taught and inspired by Bay Heriz-Smith and Tim Andrews his pieces are hand-thrown and fired in his kiln at home. The colours and curves of the surrounding Devonshire countryside feed his imagination and inform his designs. To quote William Morris, "Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful". Stephen strives to make his work fulfil both these aims at once.