What Inspires Me - Richard Rowe

I’ve been working with clay for over 35 years. You’d think I’d get tired by now of the physical labor, muddy fingers, constant kiln-sitting and…well, all those pots to make each week! But, I’m still loving everything (OK, most things) about ceramic arts. Clay has been my livelihood and passion for decades. I’ve noticed I get motivation and energy from new sources these days…

Working mostly alone in my studio, I’ve been surprised what a spark it’s been having new audiences discovering my pots up and down California! From participating with the Central Coast Cactus & Succulent Society, my wife Sandy and I have expanded sharing RICHARD ROWE CLAYWORKS in SPECIALTY PLANT SHOWS in Orange County, San Jose, San Juan Batista, San Francisco, and custom orders. Guess what? People are enjoying my functional pottery and new art directions more than ever!

2016’s Open Studio Art Tour, October 8-9 & 15-16, renews my excitement to share why and how I play with clay for a living! Visitors can explore how I make planters, casserole dishes, bowls, mugs, covered jars, along with thrown and hand-built pots for succulents. My designs, glazes & new styles continually evolve, along with my goal to offer guests affordable top-quality items for personal use or gifts.

I’m pleased to share these 2 weekends with painter, fiber Artist, and olive oil purveyor DENISE SCHRYVER, too (#147). I like how our artwork plays off from each other with texture, function and color. My industrial studio is a convenient stop off Highway 1--exactly the kind of authentic artspace guests love to visit! Visit early, since new designs sometime fly out the door with collectors. Please visit year-round--private visits are available by appointment: roweclayworks.com.

RICHARD ROWE CLAYWORKS (Studio #146): 387 Quintana, ‘B’, Morro Bay, CA 93442, across from Cookie Crock Market. QUESTIONS: roweclayworks@att.net, 805.235.9721.

DETAILS: More “Pots, Plants, Paintings, Posh Fiber Arts & Olive Oil”: https://www.facebook.com/events/327966707536299/

Richard Rowe Clayworks studio
Richard Rowe Clayworks plant show
Richard Rowe & Denise Schryver
Map to Richard Rowe Clayworks
Richard Rowe Clayworks studio
Richard Rowe Clayworks studio
Richard Rowe Clayworks studio
Richard Rowe Clayworks plant show
Richard Rowe Clayworks plant show
Richard Rowe & Denise Schryver
Richard Rowe & Denise Schryver
Map to Richard Rowe Clayworks
Map to Richard Rowe Clayworks
Richard Rowe Clayworks studio
Richard Rowe Clayworks studio