Clive BowenBorn: 1943
Place of Birth: Cardiff
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 was the subject of a solo exhibition The Devon Potter in November 2017.
Collection of Ceramics2014glazed earthenwarePlease contact the gallery for availability of individual pieces
Black Lidded Store Jar2017glazed earthenware with a gold slip trailH:52cm W:36cmSoldPhotograph: Drew Raitt
Large Black Rectangular Platter2017glazed earthenware with a gold slip trailH:57cm W:76cm D:3cmSoldPhotograph: Drew Raitt
Round Gold Jug2017glazed earthenware with a brown slip trailH:36cm W:22cm£375Photograph: Drew Raitt
Selection of Bowls2016-2017Glazed earthenware with slip decorationD:20-26cm£48 - £126 (left and middles sold)
Small Shallow Salad Bowls2017Glazed earthenware with slip decorationH:6cm D:20cm£67 each (right sold)
Oval Pressed Dish2017Glazed earthenware with slip decorationH:3cm W:22.5cm D:17.5cm£76 each
Straight Jugs2016Glazed earthenwareH:12cm£48 each (left and middle sold)