The Structures I exhibition is drawn from a broad body of work by Rowe that explores the structural, expressive, alchemical and chemical qualities of clay.
Early works in this body of work were generated from a series of late-night experiments with clay left over from Rowe’s ceramic production techniques. The pieces maintain this open-ness to the freedom of the creative process.
Clay is rolled flat into thick slabs, and hand carved into a series of abstract forms without planning or repetition; each piece is a one-off object and a reflection of a moment in time. The surface glaze treatments are all developed by Rowe to enhance the tonal dialogue with the form. The work is positioned interdependently between the creative disciplines of art, design, architecture and ceramics.
Structures I was exhibited with Hub Furniture in Sydney and Melbourne in May 2016
Photography: Lisa Cohen Photography