selected exhibitions

2013/14
"Unlocking the Spirit", a retrospective of turned wood sculpture by Steve Howlett.
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK
2006
"Welsh Artist of the Year", St David's Hall, Cardiff, UK (catalogue)
2005
"new studio:new work", 54 The Gallery, Mayfair, London, UK - SOLO
"Modern Pots: The Lisa Sainsbury Ceramic Collection", Dulwich Picture Gallery, Dulwich, London, UK (catalogue)
2002
"sculpture and silk", 54 The Gallery, Mayfair, London, UK - SOLO
"Interventions in Nature", Landscape Works from the Derek Williams Collection. Gallery in the Garden, Garden of Wales, Carmarthenshire, UK
2001
"Modern Pots - Hans Coper, Lucie Rie & their contemporaries. The Lisa Sainsbury Collection", Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, UEA, Norwich, UK (catalogue)
Society of Designer Craftsmen exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK (catalogue)
2000
"Sculptural Forms in Wood", Plateaux Gallery, London, UK - SOLO
Art Palm Beach, 20th Century Fine Art Fair, Florida, USA, with Goedhuis Contemporary (catalogue)
"Aur", Past Gold Medal Winners, Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales, Llanelli, UK (catalogue)
1999
"Contemporary Decorative Arts", Sotheby's, London, UK
International 20th Century Arts Fair, New York, USA, with Goedhuis Contemporary (catalogue)
Beverly Hills International Art and Antique Fair, with Goedhuis Contemporary (catalogue)
"Eloge de la matiere", Carlin Gallery, Paris, France
1998
"vessels & forms", Hyde Park Gallery, London, UK - SOLO
Aberdeen City Art Gallery, Aberdeen, UK - SOLO
1997
"Vessels of the Tree", Miriam Shiell Fine Art, Toronto, Canada - SOLO
Hyde Park Gallery, London, UK - SOLO
1992-96
"Decorative Arts Today", Bonhams, London. (catalogues)
1994
Alpha House Gallery, Sherborne, Dorset, UK - SOLO

awards, prizes, etc.

2015
Featured in "Post-War to Post-Modern: A Dictionary of Artists in Wales", by Peter W Jones and Isabel Hitchman, published by Gomer.
2007
The Society of Designer Craftsmen's Gane Trust Award for excellence in quality of design and craftsmanship.
2006
Highly commended. Welsh Artist of the Year Competition
2001
Elected Fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen.
2000
Featured in "Modern Pots - Hans Coper, Lucie Rie & their Contemporaries. The Lisa Sainsbury Collection" by Cyril Frankel, published by Thames & Hudson.
1997
Special Projects Grant from the Arts Council of Wales.
1996
Gold Medal winner, Art & Craft Exhibition, Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales.
1995
Invited to join the Crafts Council Index of Selected Makers
1993
Elected Member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen
Prize winner, Art & Craft Exhibition, Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales.
1992
Prize winner, Art & Craft Exhibition, Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales.
1990
Special Award from the Welsh Arts Council.

collections

20th Century Collection, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

The Derek Williams Collection, National Museum & Galleries of Wales, Cardiff, UK

The Hosomi Museum and Art Foundation, Kyoto, Japan

Also in many private collections worldwide.