11th September 2021 - 9th October 2021

Rowena Brown - Ceramics

Rowena works with heavily pigmented clays to construct evocative sculptural

and architectural forms. She was drawn initially to the motif of the abruptly

abandoned building following environmental or manmade disaster; a vessel

for reminiscence and an object implying a human presence by its absence.

Over time these distinctive buildings have become more archetypal and

allude to the dichotomous themes of isolation and community. They exude

stillness and a diffident solitude. Intended to prompt contemplation and to

provoke recollection, each piece has its own temperament with individual

surface texture, marks and features. Rowena’s approach to surface

decoration with its multiple layers of slips and glazes creates a visual interest

that draws the onlooker in.