Clive Bowen is highly regarded as one of Britain’s finest studio potters. He is internationally known and respected for his powerful yet intimate pieces, with his works widely exhibited in the UK and throughout Europe, North America and Japan.
Made from the local Fremington clay, a red earthenware clay in use for centuries for traditional North Devon wares, Clive’s pieces are almost always wheel thrown, with the exception of a few hand-pressed dishes. He produces slip-decorated earthenware pots in a country style, with sparse but fluid and vigorous trailing of slip in free-flowing abstract or stylised patterns incorporating combing and sgraffito. Clive’s works are fired in his large, double-chambered wood-firing kilns.