Slipware Bottle No.12

Dylan Bowen
£1,000
Slipware Bottle No. 12 is a unique vessel by renowned slipware potter, Dylan Bowen. The handmade piece can be used as a functional vase to display floral arrangements.

Inspired by abstract expressionism, 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: Earthenware
Dimensions: Height: 45cm, Width: 8cm, Length: 30cm
Care Instructions: Wipe with damp cloth
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Process

Dylan’s wheel thrown and hand-built works are a balance between traditional painting and ceramics. The work is initially thrown on the wheel and then carefully altered or handbuilt to create the final form. Inspired by music and abstract expressionism, he pours, trails and brushes slip – a liquid form of clay – onto his pieces. Mainly using black and white slips with dashes of green, the pieces are then fired to around 1080 C in an electric kiln usually with a layer of clear or honey glaze giving his work a warming tone.
Slipware Bottle No.12
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.