Slipware Plate No. 40

Dylan Bowen
Slipware Plate No. 40 is a decorative piece by ceramicist Dylan Bowen. Inspired by abstract expressionism, Dylan's slipware embodies the spontaneity and energy invested in the creative process. His unique gestural aesthetic makes all of his work instantly recognisable, and each plate is signed on the back with the maker's mark. This particular piece uses yellow slip to contrast with a dark undercoat.

Material: Earthenware
cm: Width 17cm, Depth 17cm, Height 2.5cm
inches: Width 6.7in, Depth 6.7in, Height 1in
Care Instructions: Wipe clean with a damp cloth


Dylan’s hand-built works are a balance between traditional painting and ceramics. Inspired by music and abstract expressionism, he pours, trails and brushes slip – a liquid form of clay – onto his pieces in sweeping gestures and finishes them 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.