Clive Bowen produces slip decorated earthenware pots of very high quality and masterful design. In 1965 at the age of twenty-two, after studying painting and etching at Cardiff College of art, he joined Michael Leach as an apprentice at Yelland Pottery and stayed there for five years.Where did Clive Balfour start his pottery?
He set up his own pottery at Shebbear, North Devon in 1971, and has been working there since. Clive has not marked his work since the early 1970s when he used a circular seal with his monogram.What kind of kiln does Clive Clive use?
Clive has not marked his work since the early 1970s when he used a circular seal with his monogram. early 1970s. He fires his work in a down-draught circular wood-fired double-chamber kiln that he built in 1976, similar in design to the one at Wenford Bridge. It has a 400 cubic foot capacity - sufficient for up to a thousand pots.Who was Richard Bowen?
Born in Cardiff in 1943, Bowen studied painting and etching at Cardiff Art School before becoming apprenticed to Michael Leach in 1965. In 1971 he bought a property on the North Devon coast. Bowen converted the outbuildings into his workshop, and in 1976 built a double chambered wood kiln, with a capacity of over 400 cu. ft. holding over 1000 pots.