Texas native Writing Table

Texas Native Writing Table

Alton Bowman. 2008

This is one of my dad’s pieces. He competes yearly with his original furniture at a juried exhibition in Frankfurt, Texas.

His influence in Texas native wildflowers and prairie wildlife, as well as his efforts in my hometown’s local conservation of native prairies,  is often reflected in my own work. My interest in animals, and nature in general, first came from him.


Karmien Bowman

My interest in ceramics first came from my mom. She currently teaches at Tarrant County College in Hurst, Texas. She is a functional potter, figure sculptor, and also works with bronze and jewelry.


Hannah Barlow

Hannah Barlow was a Royal Doulton artist in the 1800’s in Britain. I  have found much inspiration in the delicate images of animals that she presents, and how they work with the forms of her pieces. The glaze work is also very naturalistic, and perfectly integrated into the images.

About Ariel Bowman

I grew up in Dallas, Texas where I learned to love nature, animals, and art. I graduated with a BFA in ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2011. I am currently working towards my MFA in ceramics at the University of Florida. This blog serves as a way for my friends and family, as well as anyone interested in my work, to view not only the finished pieces, but some of the process as well. You can subscribe to this blog to keep up to date on what I am currently working on in the studio, research, new sources, and exhibitions.
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