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George Bowes

Biography to Display: 

1961 Born Toledo, Ohio

EDUCATION

1984 BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

2001 MFA, University of California at Davis, Davis, California

APPRENTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

1999Visiting Artist, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1995 Assistant Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

1996-1997Assistant Professor, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio

2001-2002Assistant Professor, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

2003Assistant Professor, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

2003-2004Assistant Professor, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

2004—Professor, College of the Mainland, Texas City, Texas

 

George Bowes works are primarily functional including tiles and mixed media installations. Bowes is also known as a sculpture. works can be made of porcelain fired mid-range or high-fired. Mixed media installations works include use of non-clay materials such as wood, glass, acrylic, and paper.

George Bowes is influenced by living on the Gulf Coast of Texas, with its vast landscapes, and series of recent disasters (hurricanes, refinery explosion).

Public Collections

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

“George Bowes.” Ceramics Monthly 36, no. 6 (June/July/August 1990).

“George Bowes.” American Ceramics 10, no. 1 (1992).

Bowes, George. “Using Utility.” The Studio Potter 27, no. 2 (June 1999).

Burleson, Mark.  The Ceramic Glaze Handbook: Materials,

Techniques, Formulas. Asheville NC: Lark Books, 2001.

 Daniels, Diane, and Martha Drexler Lynn. The Vase and Beyond: The Sidney Swidler Collection of the Contemporary Vessel. Sacramento CA: The Crocker Art Museum, 2010.

Hopper, Robin. Making Marks: Discovering the Ceramic Surface. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2004.

Morgenthal, Deborah, and Suzanne J. E. Tourtillott. The Penland Book of Ceramics: Master Classes in Ceramic Techniques. Asheville NC: Lark Books, 2008.

Peterson, Susan. The Craft and Art of Clay, 2nd ed.  London, England: Calmann & King LTD, 1996.

_____________. Working with Clay. New York NY: Prentice Hall, 1998.

Pozo, Angelica. Ceramics for Beginners: Surfaces, Glazes, & Firing. Asheville NC: Lark Books, 2010.

Schwartz, Judith. Confrontational Ceramics. New York, NY: Rizzoli, 2008.

Scott, Paul. Painted Clay: Graphic Arts and the Ceramic Surface. Danvers, MA: Watson-Guptill Publications: 2001.

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Artist

Website(s):

www.georgebowes.com

 

Typical Marks

Known marks as of February 2017 are: 1. Lower case gb, sometimes with date above and below. 2. Upper case GB, with a black circle around the initials. 3. Entire last name BOWES, spelled out in caps, with date below. All in black on base of pot.

 

1993
2001
Cup
Date: 1993
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip Trailing, Wax Resist
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Teapot
Date: 2001
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: China Paint, Glaze, Wax Resist
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Katrina Salt and Pepper
Date: 2006
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
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Cup
Date: ca 2017
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
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Bowl
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
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Tumbler
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: China Paint, Glaze
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Vase
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: China Paint, Glaze, Wax Resist
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Bowl
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze, Incised, Woodfire
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Bowl
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Woodfire
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Vase with Flower Holder
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
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Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified June 27, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/bowes