Ceramics have always played an important part in Peters artistic development during the past 40 years and his exploration of slab built structures using both earthenware and stoneware clay bodies leads him to experiment with different surface glazes to elevate the decorated art forms.

Peter studied graphic design at the West of England College of Art in Bristol and enjoyed a colourful creative career in design, advertising and marketing in Canada and now enjoys creating three-dimensional designs as a ceramic artist living in Somerset. He is a member of the Westcountry Potters Association, the Craft Potters Association and the Society for All Artists.

My studio is at the bottom of our garden down a winding path past the silkie bantams; Bluebell, Primrose and Snowdrop. They lay the cutest little eggs for our breakfast each morning! Sinbad the cat strolls past and curls up by the door for a snooze in the sunshine with not a care in the world. I am inspired by the lovely Somerset countryside, listening to the birds singing and the rain pitter patter on the roof. My paintings and ceramics are a great joy to create and allow me to spend endless hours dreaming up new designs and applying them to paper and clay. And my lovely wife Helen brings me endless cups of tea and biscuits as I share my latest efforts with her and receive much-needed critique which I value with affection.

Find my work on the website at peterbowenceramics.co.uk or on Etsy, Folksy and Amazon Handmade

Contact Peter 07989 163 152 for commissions or to visit the studio.