Dylan Bowen

Dylan Bowen trained at Shebbear Pottery, then Camberwell School of Art, graduating in 1991. He, in partnership with potter Jane Bowen, set up their present workshop in Tackley in 2002.

Dylan makes individual pieces in slip decorated earthenware; the work is wheel thrown and altered or handbuilt. Slips are poured, trailed or brushed on, at the moment mainly black and white with some small areas of colour.

I am currently working on large platters, bottle shapes and taller forms, aiming to combine making and decorating methods to capture some of the spontaneity and energy of the creative process. I am inspired by early slipware, abstract expressionism, music, and ceramicists such as Voulkos, Kaneko, Bowen.

I am currently using red earthenware clay. The slips are made from a Devon Ball Clay, copper is added for the green. The black/brown is iron, manganese and red clay. The Glaze is usually Mike Eden's Lead Sesquisillicate clear with iron added for the honey glaze. The slip recipes come from Clive and Jane Bowen. I use an electric wheel and an electric kiln, the work is fired to around 1070.

Member of Contemporary Applied Arts.
2008  Member of The Craftsmans Potters Association.
2002  Present studio in Tackley.
1998  Set up first workshop in Oxford.
1992   Worked with various potters in U.S.A.
1991  Camberwell School of Art.
1988  Shebbear Pottery, studio assistant.

Recent Exhibitions
 Ceramic Art London
Art in Clay, Hatfield House
C.P.A Oxford Ceramic Fair,
Ceramics in the City, Geffrye Museum, London
“Great British Potters” Online exhibition
Focus Showcase, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2009  C.P.A Oxford Ceramic Fair
“Slipware” Leach Pottery, St Ives
Oxford Ceramics Gallery, Oxford
“Select”, Gallery Top.
Artspace, Barn Galleries, Henley
Art in Clay, Hatfield House
Ceramics in the Round, Buxton
Ceramic Art London
2008  Dylan Bowen/Paddy Sutton Pasmore Gallery Harrow School
The Joze Show
'Home'' GalleryTop
'Art in Clay'' Hatfield House
Painted'' Contemporary Ceramics London
Ceramic Art London
Solo exhibition, Wolfson , Wolfson College, Oxford, November
2007  "Art in Clay" Ceramic Art London
2006  "Group Show" Aberystwyth Arts Centre
"Dylan Bowen" Rufford Ceramic Centre
"Art in Clay" Hatfield House
"3 Potters" Galerie Besson
Ceramic Art London
2005  "Statement" Gallery Top
Ceramic Art London 




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