Clive Bowen studied painting and etching at Cardiff Art School before taking up an apprenticeship with Michael Leach at Yelland Pottery in North Devon from 1965 until 1969. In 1971 he bought a small agricultural property at Shebbear, near Holsworthy in North Devon and set up a workshop in the former farm outhouses. His pots are made in the local Fremington clay, a red earthenware clay in use for centuries for traditional North Devon wares. They are almost all wheel thrown with the exception of a few hand-pressed dishes.

Public collections include: 

Victoria and Albert Museum, London; National Museum of Wales; Ulster Museum; Northern Ireland, Crafts Council Collection, London; York City Art Gallery; Stoke on Trent City Museum; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canada; Mingeikan, Tokyo; Mashiko Museum of Ceramics, Japan; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

Clive Bowen will be the subject of a solo exhibition in November 2017.

  • Black Lidded Store Jar
    Clive Bowen

    Black Lidded Store Jar

    2017
    glazed earthenware with a gold slip trail
    H:52cm W:36cm
    £1,155
    Photograph: Drew Raitt
  • Large Black Rectangular Platter
    Clive Bowen

    Large Black Rectangular Platter

    2017
    glazed earthenware with a gold slip trail
    H:57cm W:76cm D:3cm
    £1,050
    Photograph: Drew Raitt
  • Tall Vase
    Clive Bowen

    Tall Vase

    2017
    glazed earthenware with a slip trail fish
    H:54cm W:26cm
    £1,190
    Photograph: Drew Raitt
  • Tall Jar
    Clive Bowen

    Tall Jar

    2017
    glazed earthenware, sgraffito, with a gold slip trail
    H:64cm W:35cm
    £1,255
    Photograph: Drew Raitt
  • Round Gold Jug
    Clive Bowen

    Round Gold Jug

    2017
    glazed earthenware with a brown slip trail
    H:36cm W:22cm
    £375
    Photograph: Drew Raitt
  • Selection of Bowls
    Clive Bowen

    Selection of Bowls

    2016-2017
    Glazed earthenware with slip decoration
    D:20-26cm
    £48 - £126 (left and middles sold)
  • Slip Trailed Platter
    Clive Bowen

    Slip Trailed Platter

    2017
    Glazed earthenware with slip decoration
    D:37.5cm
    £330
  • Small Shallow Salad Bowls
    Clive Bowen

    Small Shallow Salad Bowls

    2017
    Glazed earthenware with slip decoration
    H:6cm D:20cm
    £67 each (right sold)
  • Oval Pressed Dish
    Clive Bowen

    Oval Pressed Dish

    2017
    Glazed earthenware with slip decoration
    H:3cm W:22.5cm D:17.5cm
    £76 each
  • Straight Jugs
    Clive Bowen

    Straight Jugs

    2016
    Glazed earthenware
    H:12cm
    £48 each (left and middle sold)
  • Lipped Pouring Bowls
    Clive Bowen

    Lipped Pouring Bowls

    2016
    glazed earthenware
    £48 each (right sold)
  • Collection of ceramics
    Clive Bowen

    Collection of ceramics

    2014
    glazed earthenware
    Please contact the gallery for availability of individual pieces
  • Clive Bowen at his North Devon studio
    Clive Bowen

    Clive Bowen at his North Devon studio

    Photograph: Drew Raitt
  • Flat Lidded Store Jar
    Clive Bowen

    Flat Lidded Store Jar

    2014
    glazed earthenware
    H:12cm
    £95 (left SOLD) £120 (centre) £105 (right)