Ariel Bowman

is creating Sculpture

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  • See how sculptures are created from beginning to end! Exclusive access to behind the scenes content and my creative process blog on Patreon. This includes sneak peaks of new series and exhibits, installation shots, planning and inspirations for new work.
  • Technical videos that give an in depth look at the various techniques I use in the studio
  • Early access to my website shop sales and new products, and exclusive discounts
  • Early Registration for private workshops at my studio
  • Exclusive products available only to members








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  • Exclusive access to behind the scenes content and my creative process blog on Patreon. This includes sneak peaks of new series and exhibits, installation shots, planning and inspirations for new work
  • Technical videos that give an in depth look at the various ceramic sculpture techniques I use in the studio
  • Early access to my website shop sales and new products, and exclusive discounts 
  • Early Registration for private workshops at my studio
  • Exclusive products available only to members
  • On sign up you get a special thank you card in the mail
  • Access to lens clips from daily studio activities including videos, images and stories
  • Access to live stream videos from the studio 
  • One year subscribers get a one time reward of a coffee table book featuring one of my series of sculptures available only to members and collectors
  
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  • Exclusive access to behind the scenes content and my creative process blog on Patreon. This includes sneak peaks of new series and exhibits, installation shots, planning and inspirations for new work
  •  Technical videos that give an in depth look at the various ceramic sculpture techniques I use in the studio
  • Access to lens clips from daily studio activities including videos, images and stories
  • Access to live stream videos from the studio  
  • Early access to my website shop sales and new products, and exclusive discounts 
  • Early Registration for private workshops at my studio
  • Exclusive products available only to members
  • On sign up you get a special thank you card in the mail
  • 3 month subscribers get a one time reward of a coffee table book featuring one of my series of sculptures available only to members and collectors
  • 6 month subscribers get a one time reward of a Cave Cup
  • 1 year subscribers get a one time reward of an exclusive gold luster prehistoric wall trophy 






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About

About my work:
I am creating ceramic sculptures that bridge the gap between art and science. I use clay to reconstruct prehistoric animals and place them in settings of human history. The unexpected combination of extinct creatures with human objects ignites the imagination and a childlike sense of wonder about the animal. Feelings of wonder lead to discovery and exploration of new ideas. Both art and science have the ability to inspire wonder, changing our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. 

As a studio artist I am always working to expand my research and produce new sculptures for exhibitions. Patreon members will be part of this creative journey seeing each new idea as it forms through my research blog. Access to technical videos that explain different aspects of my process will provide members with a behind the scenes look at how I make my sculptures.



I believe that the reconstruction of prehistoric animals through art is an amazing way for people to connect to these species that goes beyond fossils. My most recent series and MFA thesis exhibition at the University of Florida Wondrous Creatures embodies this goal. A full graduate fellowship allowed me to devote all of my time and energy to the research and creation of these pieces. As a result, I was able to achieve the complexity and detail that made these elaborate works successful. 

The series spent the summer of 2018 on display at the Florida Museum of Natural History, where they were received by a fascinated audience of both art and science enthusiasts. This location provided a connection to my audience outside of an art gallery. Through member support, I hope to bring exhibits like Wondrous Creatures to other museums across the country.





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$226 of $250 per month
This would have a huge impact on my studio covering much of my material and firing costs each month. These materials include clay, plaster, casting slip, glazes, tools, equipment, and the mixed media materials that I use in my work.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 57 exclusive posts
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Writings
15
Videos

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