Respected potter Clive Bowen uses a red earthenware clay, called Fremington, which has been in use for centuries for traditional North Devon wares. Most of his work is wheel thrown with the exception of a few hand-pressed dishes. The pots are decorated by a variety of methods: slip-trailing, using different coloured liquid clays, combing and sgraffito. The majority of Bowen’s work is ‘raw glazed’, meaning that the glaze is applied to the decorated pots without a preliminary ‘biscuit’ firing. The combination of the simple materials and the smoke and flame of the wood firing impart a great richness and depth to the finished pots.