Slipware Bottle No. 58

Slipware Bottle No. 58 is a unique vessel by renowned slipware potter, Dylan Bowen. Known for his experimental and expressive approach to the application of slip, his collection of bottles feature different designs on the front and back of the piece, with gestural application of contrasting slip. 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. Whilst this piece has been glazed inside for use as a functional vase, due to the porous nature of earthenware we recommend protecting surfaces underneath and drying thoroughly in-between uses.

Material: Earthenware
cm: Width 15cm, Depth 7cm, Height 27cm
inches: Width 5.9in, Depth 2.8in, Height 10.6in
Care Instructions: Wipe clean with a damp cloth
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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.
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.