Bowie Croisant has lived and worked in Kansas City since 2007 after receiving a BFA from Kansas State. Bowie recently finished a three year residency at Red Star Studios after studying at the Kansas City Art Institute. In 2010 Bowie received an Inspiration Grant from the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City in support of a residency at Guldagergaard, the International Ceramics Research Center in Skaelskor, Denmark. In the fall Bowie will begin the MFA program at the Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Bowie creates geometric sculpture and vessels using mold making and slip casting techniques. The geometric forms are often soda fired, emphasizing the detailed geometric patterns and angularity of the work. Molds for vessel forms are often created using found crystal cut glass prototypes, while sculptural prototypes are commonly designed with CAD software.
Bowie’s work is held in multiple private and public collections including the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. Bowie was recognized as a 2010 Emerging Artist by Ceramics Monthly and has also been featured on the cover of Pottery Making Illustrated and in multiple other local publications. Bowie has presented lectures on his work and techniques at multiple local venues as well as a lecture “Digital Design and Ceramic Art” at the 2011 NCECA Conference in Tampa, Florida. Bowie’s Second Saturday will focus on basic mold making, casting and assembly techniques and possible discussions of soda firing and digital design processes.