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.

  • Large Storage Jar
    Clive Bowen

    Large Storage Jar

    2017
    glazed earthenware
    Price on Application
    Photograph: Drew Raitt
  • Straight Jug
    Clive Bowen

    Straight Jug

    2016
    Glazed earthenware
    H:12cm
    £48 each
  • Lipped Pouring Bowl
    Clive Bowen

    Lipped Pouring Bowl

    2016
    glazed earthenware
    £48 each
  • Collection of ceramics
    Clive Bowen

    Collection of ceramics

    2014
    glazed earthenware
    Please contact the gallery for availability of individual pieces
  • Small & Large Medieval Jugs
    Clive Bowen

    Small & Large Medieval Jugs

    2014
    glazed earthenware
    £370 (Large Jug, 34cm H) £220 (Small Jug, 28cms H)
  • Flat Lidded Store Jar
    Clive Bowen

    Flat Lidded Store Jar

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