Hand Born Ceramic's Process
Handcrafted Excellence in Salt Lake City: Unveiling the Artistry Behind Every Ceramic Creation
At every step of my process, passion and attention to detail guide my hands. The result is a collection of handmade ceramics that reflect the essence of creativity, craftsmanship, and a commitment to bringing unique, artful pieces to life.
Inspiration and Design
The heart of my ceramics journey lies within the need to create. I have always found joy in producing something with my own two hands. I am constantly finding beauty within nature, other art, and the connections I make with people in my community. My creative process begins with conceptualizing a deeply rooted feeling. Exploring each facet of the design to find exactly what I am trying to achieve. From there I sketch my ideas on paper and create maquettes until I settle on a final design.
Once the designs are finalized, the clay process begins. After prepping the clay so it can be worked with properly, I start by manipulating it into a simple form. Experience working in hand building and wheel throwing guide me to diversify my work and provide knowledge of the materials' limits. Once I'm happy with the general shape I let it dry slightly and start to refine, adding texture and cleaning up the form. When the piece is finished and ready for glaze it is completely dried out before going through the firing process.
Firing and Glazing
The transformation is incomplete without the alchemy of firing and glazing. Who doesn't like to play with fire? The clay is exposed to extreme temperatures, giving it strength and durability. The glazing stage adds the final layer of character, enhancing the colors and textures of the piece. This careful dance between heat and the elements is where the real magic happens. Glazing is the final step to bringing the envisioned pieces to life.
My name is Hanna Bowen
I am a ceramic artist. I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. I have been drawn to art from a young age. From finger painting to make mud pies in the backyard I have always found art as a great way to express myself. I earned my Bachelor's of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Ceramics and a minor in Sculpture from the University of Utah.