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Born in 1976, Stephen Rautenbach’s creative quality probably started when he was about a year old – building towers with blocks and knocking them down when they weren’t perfect, tearing the page up when he went over a line when colouring in. It carried on when he was fortunate enough to attend Lawson Brown High in Port Elizabeth and was able to complete courses in ceramics, graphic design, textile design and painting.
The real grounding came when studying sculpture and drawing at, what is now, the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University under the tutelage of David Jones and Anton Momberg.

As resident artist at the PACE in Port Shepstone he was able to broaden his thinking while working with talented students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Moving on, he honed his technical skills working as a fettler in a bronze foundry in Stellenbosch. This was followed with a stint as guest lecturer at Stellenbosch University and a bit more than four years teaching sculpture and drawing at Somerset College.
 
Learning the technique of his trade, Stephen works in wax to replicate his incredibly detailed sculptures working from photos and his own drawings he manages to convey life – like works full of energy and passion. Stephen lives and works in South Africa exporting and selling his creations worldwide.

Stephen Rautenbach

Born in 1976, Stephen Rautenbach’s creative quality probably started when he was about a year old – building towers with blocks and knocking them down when they weren’t perfect, t...