Rowena Kinsman

Ceramics – Pottery

Rowena attended a post graduate diploma at Goldsmiths College, where she became involved in sodium vapour firing and had the opportunity to learn about kiln building.

She aims to produce pieces that reflect the pleasure and fun that she has in being a potter and life in general. Her work varies in scale from wash basins and rhubarb pots down to animal egg cups. She enjoys a challenge and is currently working on bird baths. Her most popular line continues to be her casseroles that have animals as handles.

All her work combines thrown pieces with hand modelling. The work is decorated with coloured slips and fired once. She enjoys the salt firing process as she feels that she is involved with her pots right until they are finished and that the sodium atmosphere reveals the textures and surfaces of her pots.