Karl Owen


Path and Inspiration

My work revolves around the idea of beauty and simple aesthetic forms. Nature plays a large role in my inspiration for both the design and decoration of my pieces. I endeavour to create a one off surface each time by capitalising on the unique characteristics of the plants and other organic materials I collect.

Process and Practice

As a maker, I have the capacity to exploit the variables of surface, form and scale. I don’t necessarily want the surface to look too contrived or for each plant to be clearly identified on the surface. I look for a random, layered and abstracted finish to the surface. The vessels are thrown in white stoneware or semi porcelain and are then highly burnished, while making sure not to remove all throwing marks.

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