cambridge contemporary art

Rowena Gilbert

After graduating Rowena went on to win "The Best Up & Coming Local Artist Award, Brighton & Hove 2002" and set up in a ceramic art studio in Brighton, East Sussex, as a full time artist and maker. Her focus of recent years has been in developing contemporary ceramic vessels that have gained her exhibitions nationally and internationally, and achieved Finalist in The Craft & Design Awards 2011 and 2013.

Rowena has produced a body of ceramic work focusing on the themes of "Spring Time" and "Nature". She has developed a new colour palette of greens and blues and has developed her sgraffito techniques to produce delicate incised decoration.

Rowena's pots and bowls are slip-cast using a fine white or cobalt blue clay body. The coloured clay layers (additions of metal oxides and stains for the various greens and blues) are brushed on. The surface marks are created using various sgraffito tools when the clay pot is in a leather-hard state. After bisque firing, the pieces are masked and dipped in a transparent gloss glaze and fired again to 1160°C

The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on info@cambridgegallery.co.uk or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £34 - £280.


Chiisana Bowl

Ceramic

Curved Vase  Medium Teal

ceramic

Low Bowl Reed

ceramic

Round Bowl Medium Cobalt Blue

ceramic

Saki Cup Teal

ceramic

Small Bowl Swirl

ceramic

Tall Bowl Medium Charcoal

ceramic

Curved Vase Large Flower

ceramic

Curved Vase Small Cobalt Blue

ceramic

Large Low Centre Bowl Peacock Green

ceramic

Stem Vase Medium Pale Blue

ceramic

Saki Tokkuri Carafe Cobalt Blue

ceramic

Stem Vases Small

ceramic

Chiisana Bowl

ceramic

Deep Centre Bowl

ceramic

Low Bowl Scratch

ceramic

Round Bowl Small Teal

ceramic

Saki Cup Cobalt Blue

ceramic

Small Bowl Swirl

ceramic

Tall Bowl Small Olive

ceramic