Bonnie Stowe's Profile

About

My interest in arts and crafts started when I was a child and my Mom and Grandma got me started in Fiber Arts. I always loved drawing and focused on pencil, pin and ink, charcoal and abstracts in acrylics during my teens. I had always had an interest in glass and in my late 20’s I started working in stained glass and continued for several years until I happened upon an article about lampworking. Lampworking brought my artwork into the three dimensional realm. I was drawn toward creating caricatures of animals with big toothy smiles and large eyes. By necessity I changed my preferred medium to clay in 2013 and found that many of the things I had learned while working in glass could be translated to clay.

My pieces vary from cone 10 reduction, which are made at the college I attend, to cone 6 oxidation made in my studio. I enjoy various surface decorating techniques and glaze…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 18
  • Joined March 20, 2008

Favorite materials

Clay, glaze, slip, underglazes

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BonnieStowePottery
Whimsical and Functional Pottery Made by Hand

About

My interest in arts and crafts started when I was a child and my Mom and Grandma got me started in Fiber Arts. I always loved drawing and focused on pencil, pin and ink, charcoal and abstracts in acrylics during my teens. I had always had an interest in glass and in my late 20’s I started working in stained glass and continued for several years until I happened upon an article about lampworking. Lampworking brought my artwork into the three dimensional realm. I was drawn toward creating caricatures of animals with big toothy smiles and large eyes. By necessity I changed my preferred medium to clay in 2013 and found that many of the things I had learned while working in glass could be translated to clay.

My pieces vary from cone 10 reduction, which are made at the college I attend, to cone 6 oxidation made in my studio. I enjoy various surface decorating techniques and glaze applications so you’ll find a wide variety of looks to my pots. I make functional pottery as well as garden art and especially enjoy adding faces to my pieces.

My goal is to create pieces that will make you smile, that feel good when you hold them and spread some happiness when you gift them to others.

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