Internationally renowned, Dylan Bowen trained with his father, Clive at Shebbear Pottery before studying at Camberwell School of Art. His wheel-thrown, hand-built works are a balance between traditional painting and ceramics. Renowned for his loosely thrown, abstract pieces, he works on a small but ever mutating range of shapes, attempting to capture some of the action and spontaneity of his making processes. He pours, trails and brushes slip onto his pieces with a vigour that challenges the careful traditions of English slipware and makes them entirely his own.
“We aim for perfection and celebrate imperfections as they can bring surprises and differences which help to keep our work and our relationship with it exciting.”
“Through my education, practice and persistence I have developed a unique method with an aim of utilising the versatility of clay to its potential.”
“My making process is a daily repetition in a calm and quiet place. My work is a reflection of thoughts and sensibility in these moments of making.”
“Central to my work is the concept of the vessel: creating associations with sharing, ritual and celebration, reminders of our humanity, our history and connection with nature.”