Sandra Bowkett
Sandra Bowkett

The handmade vessels have been preceded by years of throwing bowls. I have enjoyed exploring the use of porcelain clays, simple hand forming techniques and the use of earth materials to create elementary decorative motifs. The clay body is pushed to its physical limits until a satisfying form is reached. The combination of clay and oxide at the high temperature of the firing is evidence of the magic of the ceramic process.

In the series of the day of making, the memory of the preceding vessel is embodied. This results in a collection of related objects.

Recently I have returned to the pottery wheel making beakers bowls and pourers. This is an outcome of an Asialink residency with traditional Rajasthani potters. I re-programmed my head/hand to thrown in a free way, the intention being for the user to have a sense of and the hand of the maker the making process.


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