Rowena was selected to become a member of The Sussex Guild of Professional Designer Makers in 2016, was a finalist for the Craft & Design Selected Awards: Ceramics in 2013 and in 2011. She graduated in 2002 with a BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Crafts (specialising in Ceramics). In the same year she won "The Best Up & Coming Local Artist Award, Brighton & Hove" having set up in a ceramic art studio as a full time artist, designer and maker . Rowena continues to develop and produce striking contemporary ceramics for numerous galleries and exhibitions nationally and internationally.
Rowena's ceramics have featured in Sussex Life, Vogue, The World of Interiors, Elle Decoration Magazines and in The Guardian, The Times and The Metro Newspapers.
Her work has a distinctive and wholly original contemporary style. Using additions of metal oxides and stains, the coloured clay layers are brushed on or inlaid in incised lines and marks on the slip cast or coiled form. The surface marks are created using various sgraffito tools when the clay vessel is in a leather-hard state. She bisque fires, then masks areas on the outside of the form using wax resist, glazing the inside and the unmasked areas with a matt or transparent gloss with the final firing at 1180°C. All pieces are high-fired ceramic.
All pieces are individually hand made by Rowena in her Brighton studio and have her signature mark on the base.
The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £34 - £280.