Meet The Maker – Rowena Gilbert

Rowena Gilbert - Ceramicist

Rowena Gilbert – Ceramicist

The clay vessel is Rowena’s  bold canvas; strong, simple and unfussy in form.

Tall vessel

Tall vessel

Layers of clay echo periods of time, memories; slow, controlled, ordered. The surface evokes moods, tensions, actions, reactions. 

Spherical bowl

Spherical bowl

Rowena’s pots and bowls are slip-cast using a fine white clay body or she has added metal oxides to produce red and black clay bodies.

Tall bowls

Tall bowls

The coloured clay layers (additions of metal oxides for reds and blacks) are brushed on or inlaid in incised lines and marks.

Low bowl

Low bowl

The surface marks are created using various sgraffito tools when the clay pot is in a leather-hard state.

Sake cup

Sake cup

Rowena bisque fires to 1000°C then mask areas on the outside of the pot/bowl using wax or paper resist, glazing the unmasked areas with a transparent gloss with the final firing at 1120°C or 1220°C.

Stem vases

Stem vases

Searching for the perfect fusion of strong design, innovative style and spontaneous expression.

 

 

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