Slipware Bottle No. 39

Dylan Bowen
£220
Slipware Bottle No. 39 is a unique vessel by renowned slipware potter, Dylan Bowen, known for his experimental and expressive approach to the application of slip. The handmade piece can be used as a functional vase to display floral arrangements.

Inspired by abstract expressionism, graffiti and old wine bottles, this vessel is typical of Dylan's slipware, embodying the energy and spontaneity invested in the creative process. His unique gestural aesthetic makes all of his work instantly recognisable, and each vessel is signed on the base with the maker's mark.
Material: Terracotta clay, with black and yellow slip
Dimensions: Height: 25cm, Length: 5cm, Width: 15cm
Care Instructions: Wipe with damp cloth
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Process

Combining traditional and contemporary pottery techniques, each bottle is created using a combination of wheel thrown and hand-built elements. A neutral slip (a type of liquid clay) is then used to cover the piece, followed by a contrasting slip colour applied in quick fluid, gestural movements to create the patterning. The piece is then finished with a clear glaze.
Slipware Bottle No. 39
The Maker Dylan Bowen Ceramicist - South East England

Renowned for his loosely thrown monochromatic work, Dylan Bowen is a well-established slipware potter. Having trained at the Shebbear Pottery in north Devon and Camberwell School of Art in London, Dylan and his partner Jane Bowen, who is also a potter, now work from their studio in Oxford. For Dylan, the making and decorating process blend together so that the spontaneity and energy invested in the creative process are embodied in the finished piece.