Rowena's ceramics have featured in Sussex Life, Vogue, The World of Interiors, Elle
Decoration magazines and in The Guardian, The Times and The Metro newspapers (to name
a few..) Selected to become a member of The Sussex Guild of Professional Designer
Makers in 2016, Rowena was a finalist for the Craft & Design Selected Awards: Ceramics in 2013 and
She graduated in 2002 with a BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design & Crafts
(specialising in Ceramics) and in the same year won "The Best Up & Coming Local Artist
Award, Brighton & Hove" having set up in a ceramic art studio as a full time artist, designer
and maker. Rowena continues to develop and produce striking contemporary ceramics for
numerous galleries and exhibitions nationally and internationally.
All pieces are individually hand made by Rowena in her Brighton studio and have her
signature mark on the base. They are high-fired and fully glazed with a lead-free
transparent gloss (food-safe).
"My ceramic work is above all else, a celebration of the natural world informed by my daily
observations, travels and life in my coastal hometown.
I enjoy the duality of mixing precision with playfulness; many layers of clay slips are built
upon in a highly controlled manner, whereas the bold expressive markings applied onto the
surfaces are added with impulsivity and freedom.
My focus is on exploring the language of abstraction to evoke the elemental power and
ever-shifting dynamism of nature, communicating not through narrative and figurative
forms, but through mood and momentum."