Drawn to the simplicity of form and the relationship between interior and exterior space, Rowan’s boxes are part of a limited series crafted for Chamber from unprocessed clay containing all of its natural impurities.
Carved from a solid chunk of clay, the resulting shapes are of a human scale and ask to be discovered, as their closed form has a heightened element of mystery and curiosity. “Raritan Clay Box” was ground and polished after firing in an electric kiln to 2,300 degrees Fahrenheit, which accentuates its inherent properties.
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New York, United States
About Tim Rowan
From a kiln in the woods of upstate New York, Tim Rowan sculpts geode-like ceramic vessels that are both dense and curvilinear. His apprenticeship to Japanese artist Ryuichi Kazurezaki instilled a deep respect for traditional Japanese design, evident in the firing and flame markings of his work. Rowan draws inspiration from both landscapes and man-made objects, and was awarded the prestigious Janet Mansfield Ceramic Award in 2013.
American, b. 1967, New York, USA, based in New York, USA