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clive bowen

Clive Bowen is the true inheritor of Cardew's role as the defender of old English slipware traditions. Using simple materials, techniques, forms and decorations, his work is full of confident energy - he has the expansive gesture that this ware demands, not the timid attention to detail that it often receives.'

Clive's pots are made in the local Fremington clay, a red earthenware clay in use for centuries for traditional North Devon wares. They are almost all wheel-thrown with the exception of a few hand-pressed dishes. The pots are decorated by a variety of methods; slip-trailing using different coloured liquid clays, combing and sgraffito. Most of the work is raw glazed, i.e. the glaze is applied to the decorated pot without biscuit firing. The combination of the materials used and the effects of wood firing give a great richness to the finished pot.

 

 

 

 

 

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LARGE JUG
A good sized jug with poured decoration over slip. Stunning golden yellow glaze. Clive at his best,
Earthenware wood-fired.
This jug is illustrated in "A Guide to Collecting Studio Pottery"
by Alstair Hawtin.

From a private collection

REF: c-bowen-01
Dimensions: height, 27cm
Price £350.00

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SMALL JUG
A small jug glaze with black slip and goldenslip glaze to shoulder. A classic glaze combination used by Clive.
Earthenware wood-fired.
From a private collection

REF: c-bowen-02
Dimensions: height, 16cm
Price £125.00

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