Small cream and yellow cylinder vase with a vibrant graphic line pattern .
Maggie Bowden settled in Totnes in 1990 and having raised her family, began an access course at South Devon College, returning to an early love of clay. One thing led to another and having completed a FdA in Contemporary Craft at S.D.C she went on to Plymouth College of Art to take a B.A. in ceramics.
Her vases are made of earthenware slip using an unusual technique. Images and lines are drawn or imprinted into a plaster slab, and ceramic paint is brushed onto the slab and then wiped off, leaving the lines full of pigment. Liquid clay slip is poured over this, and when just no longer fluid is peeled off the slab like a piece of paper, the image being transferred to the clay sheet.
Height : 13.25cm
Diameter : 7.5cm