Rowena sculpts and slices blocks of clay to construct architectural forms. Over the years she has developed an approach to decoration and firing
that results in multi-layered surfaces which surround enclosed spaces or expose darkened interiors. While alluding to environmental damage and abandonment, this also creates a visual interest to draw the onlooker in. The pieces are intended quietly to evoke a response to place and provoke contemplation on community and isolation.
Rowena studied design at Saint Martin’s School of Art in the 80s, then after a period of living and making ceramic work in California she took a Masters in Fine Art ceramics at Bretton Hall, University of Leeds. Having worked in the studio she set up in London for the past 10 years, Rowena has recently moved to the Isle of Iona in the Hebrides and established her studio there.