Rowena was a finalist for the Craft & Design Selected Awards: Ceramics in 2013 and in 2011.
She graduated in 2002 with a BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Crafts (specialising in Ceramics). In the same year she won “The Best Up & Coming Local Artist Award, Brighton & Hove”, having established a ceramic art studio as a full time artist, designer and maker . Rowena continues to develop and produce contemporary ceramics for numerous galleries and exhibitions nationally and internationally.
The main focus Rowena has with her ceramic work is finding that perfect fusion of strong design, innovative style and spontaneous expression, that counterpoint of form, design, colour and texture. Rowena’s work is informed by her travels and her coastal hometown of Brighton. Moods and personal experiences also influence her work in more subconscious ways. After recent travels in Southeast Asia, the beaches of the Thai coast provided fresh inspiration that has taken her work in a new direction. The Reef series pieces convey the mesmerising effect of spending hours observing underwater life. They mark a step away from the more controlled work of past years into more abstract interpretations. The new pieces embrace intuitive mark-making, showing that even as the work has matured, it has become more playful.
Website Address www.rowenagilbert.com
Telephone Number: 07900 678707
Workshop Address: Studio 3, Level 5 (North) New England House, New England Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4GH
Opening Times: by appointment only
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