Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Swirl Design Ceramic Deep Bowls by Rowena Gilbert

These beautiful bowls are made by Rowena Gilbert. Rowena adds metal oxides to create colour, then brushes the coloured clay layers onto the slip cast vessel or inlays it in incised lines and marks. The surface marks are created using various sgraffito tools when the clay vessel is in a leather-hard state. Rowena bisque fires, then masks areas on the outside of the vessel using wax resist, glazing the inside and the unmasked areas with a transparent gloss with the final firing at 1160°C. All pieces have Rowena's signature mark on the base.