A material-led artist who specialises in clay, casting, and alternative firings such as pit, raku and saggar techniques.
I am interested in relationships, how you can affect one element by introducing another, from the arrangement of forms, chemical combustions to human interaction. I am also fascinated by the technical side of creating. I like to have an understanding of how things work and how they are made, which I believe gives me greater influence when playing with the elements involved, to skew results into more complex aesthetic curiosity and beauty.
July 2022 Earth/Sea/Sky, London Glass Blowing, London.
May 2022 Process, Central St Martins Library, London.
Nov 2021 Winter Exhibition, Thrown Contemporary, Online.
July 2021 Opera Viva, Colloquium featuring PhD researchers from UAL.
Mar 2019 Document, L-Gallery, Central St Martins, London.
Nov 2018 13 Mile Studio, Sunbury Gallery, Sunbury.
June 2018 Counterpoint, One Paved Court, London.
Mar 2018 London Creative Network Programme Showcase, Space, Hackney, London.
Mar 2017 Ceramic Arts London, Central Saint Martins, London.
Mar 2017 Showcase of London Potters, Barbican Library, London.
Nov 2016 Innovations in Ceramic Art, Guildhall, Cambridge.
Sept 2016 Emerging Potters Exhibition, Bils and Rye, Kirkbymoorside, York.
April 2016 The Other Art Fair, Victoria House, London.
Nov 2015 London Potters Members Exhibition - Best Use of Colour
Sept - Dec 2014 Artist in Residence - UCA Farnham
Jan 2013 Higher Education Academy Fellow
April 2011 Craft Guerrilla New Designer Makers Competition - Awarded a four-day selling exhibition at Alexandra Palace.
April 2016 Six of the best Affordable Artists HouseToHome.co.uk
April 2016 The Other Art Fair 2016: Everything you need to know TheUpcoming.co.uk
Feb/Mar 2016 LP Profile Megan Rowden London Potters News
Current Established Lecturer - Richmond Art School
I am currently teaching on the Advanced Practice Diploma in 3D Design and teaching ceramics, sculpture and art to adult learners with lifelong learning difficulties and disabilities. As an established staff member, I also give advice and guidance, interview prospective students and internally verify assignments and assessments. I am experienced in mentoring students, and producing individualised targets. Designing courses, projects and embedding core subjects into the curriculum.
2018 - PhD. University of Arts London, Central St Martins. Thesis title - ‘Developing the bond between artist, material and the audience’.
2011-2012 Master of Fine Arts with Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. (Commendation) Kingston University
‘ Never Let Schooling Interfere with your Education’ (Dissertation). HEA Fellow.
2002-2004 Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours. Kingston University.
2000-2002 Higher Education Diploma in Design: Crafts. Staffordshire University