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Stephanie John

MA work

Steel Cymraeg / Tinopolis

Tinopolis - the nickname for Llanelli - the centre of British tinplate production in the 19th and 20th centuries, is a series of field recordings made in the town’s Trostre steelworks.

The soundtrack makes a journey through the works, beginning with the arrival of the hot rolled steel from Port Talbot, past the pickle line, five stand and capl, ending with the ambient noises of the tunnel which runs under the works.

The British steel industry is perpetually the topic of news. Tinopolis is an attempt to convert a political subject into a sensorial experience through the close examination and re-presentation of the sonic qualities of the works.


  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Visual Communication, 2016

  • I am a sound artist working with field recordings to create sound installations and performances which explore sound as a cinematic experience. I am interested in the sound of British industry, the sonic effects of the industrial revolution and the tension between humans and landscape.

    My ambition is to make the political a sensory experience through sound installations, musical and vocal performance and to engage with local communities through my work.

  • Degrees

  • BA Fashion Communication, Central Saint Martin's College of Art & Design
  • Experience

  • Senior styling manager, Burberry, London, 2014; Styling manager, Burberry, London, 2010–2014; Styling assistant, Elliott Smedley/Burberry, 2007–2014; Stylist, Liberty, 2005–2006; Style assistant, Telegraph Magazine, 2005