The New Studio

Since graduating from KCAI I have been working on fixing up my mom’s studio. Now there is room for both of us (and everything is much more organized….). I really love the space, despite the lack of ac/heat. It is great to be so close to the nature and animals that I grew up with.

These are the shelves tools and glaze. We had so many of each tool I decided to just put each kind of tool into a separate tub. This way its easy to find and prepare tool sets for workshops or demonstrations.

On the other side of the studio, my mom works on figurative sculpture and functional pottery. We have a working antique cast iron wood stove that was great for heating the studio in a Texas winter. We have one barrel kiln hooked up right now and a kiln patio with a gas, centenary arch, wood fire kilns, and raku.

These casting tables are where I make plaster molds. They have slate tops that the plaster doesn’t stick to. And of course, my studio dog, Tibbers, who lends a paw when I need a live model.

Here are some images of recent work in process.

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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