Rowena grew up in York and her interest in making ceramics began at the City Art Gallery Saturday morning children’s classes.
Through her sculptures of archetypal buildings she explores themes of self, isolation and community. Over the years she has developed an approach to decoration and firing that results in multilayered surfaces. While alluding to environmental damage and abandonment, this also creates a visual interest to draw the onlooker in.
The sculptures show a real and implied history acquired by their passage through the ceramic process. Yet they exhibit a stillness and solitude. T hey become objects for reminiscence and contemplation.