Bill & Gean Bowen
Bill & Gean Bowen

2021 

art festivals

ARTS ON THE GREEN

June 12-13

Yew Dell Botanical Garden, Crestwood, KY

 

MADISON CHAUTAUQUA

Sept. 25-26

Madison, IN

 

 

art exhibitions

 

FILLED UP 

a Ceramic Cup Show

Dec. 5, 2020 - Jan. 29, 2021

New Harmony, IN

 

MODERN CEARMIC ART

TBD 

Ann Lloyd Gallery, Decatur, IL

Cancelled due to Covid-19 in 2020

 

 

pieces for sale at

 

Brown County Craft Gallery

62 East Washington Street

Nashville, IN 

 

 

links

ArtistsCreating

The Literary & Visual Bi-Monthly for Southern Indiana Creatives

Pottery

We work with both porcelain and brown stoneware, and fire them twice; the first firing goes to about 1,800 ° F and then we apply glazes. The second firing goes to about 2,200° F (cone 6).  All of our works are fired in an electric kiln.

 

Our pottery pieces are nearly all a collaborated effort. Bill usually throws on the wheel making the forms, and Gean carves each piece freehand or sculpts little people before the first firing and do the most of glazing.  Bill often sculpts octopi to the pieces, and takes care of loading and firing the kiln.    After the firing is completed we allow the kiln to cool down slowly at least 36 hours before we open it.   All of our functional pieces are lead free and dishwasher and microwave safe.  

 

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