Sculpted Form No. 441

Bronwen Grieves
Sculpted Form No. 441 is a minimalist sculptural form decorated with white slip, which has been gently rubbed away to suggest a gradual weathering of the piece. Bronwen is inspired by her surroundings, both natural and man-made. She allows the aesthetic of the piece to develop during the making process and the simple finish of the item is purposefully utilitarian in style, referencing industrial machinery such as water towers and dockside machinery.

Material: Stoneware,slip
cm: Width 14.5cm, Depth 9cm, Height 23.5cm
inches: Width 5.7in, Depth 3.5in, Height 9.3in
Care Instructions: Dust with feather duster or compressed air can


Bronwen has been making hand-built stoneware for over three decades, continually exploring the balance between the organic and inorganic. Each vessel is built up using flattened coils of grogged stoneware clay, which have been incised with vertical or horizontal lines. She uses slip sparingly, partially rubbing it down to create textural effects and the impression of weathering. Finally, the pieces are fired up to 1200 degrees in a kiln
The Maker Bronwen Grieves Ceramicist - East Midlands

Bronwen Grieves is a Nottingham based ceramicist who creates decorative vessels that balance structure with fluidity. Largely self taught, Bronwen has been refining her ideas and process over the course of three decades. Using both organic and manmade forms as a reference point, Bronwen is interested in the plinths, legs and arches which hold up constructions, such as bridges and water-towers, and incorporates these ideas into her forms. Bronwen creates pieces that are purposefully utilitarian in style.