Earth Form Vase c. 1986, by Yvonne Bouwman

 

 

Yvonne Bouwman| Earth form vase (c.1986) | raku clay | Purchased 1986. 

Yvonne Bouwman is an experienced ceramicist. Significantly influenced by the Australian landscape, Bouwman’s work has evolved over the years to incorporate colours and contours unique to the Australian outback. Earth Form Vase (c. 1986), forms a prime example of Bouwman’s early ceramic work, which has been treated with layers of oxides and ‘raku’ fired to create rich textures and organic colouring. Bouwman’s process combines delicacy with roughness, often relinquishing control over her materials to yield vessels and dishes that reflect the innate dichotomies and extremes of Australian environments.