My interest in ceramics started as a pre-school child, having a handy supply of clay in her garden garden at home. The opportunity to take ceramics at school introduced her to throwing. Since then both hand building and throwing have continued into working as a potter teacher and as a professional potter. Over the years various courses with renowned pottery have added new ideas and a greater depth of knowledge.
Rowan now divides her time between hand built animals in stoneware, making clay masters for casting in bronze resin, throwing functional stoneware and a range of bowls, bottles, jugs etc., in porcelain agate. She also has a passion for early medieval ware and has produced a range of reproduction pieces on commission for a local restoration project.
Her inspiration is drawn from a life time of observing animals, and from the constantly changing scenery of the Cornish countryside.
Ash Tree Pottery was set up in 1995 by Rowan and her husband Neil. Whilst Rowan is the potter.