OCTOBER 2013 ART SHOW at Tranquil Tea Lounge- ROWAN HARRISON

October 2, 2013 in Downtown Fullerton Art Walk

ARTIST BIO

My name is Rowan Harrison I have been practicing pottery making since 1995, when the art form was introduced to me by my Grandmother on the Isleta Indian Reservation in New Mexico.  My cultural background is Native American. My father is Navajo and my mother is from the Pueblo of Isleta, both southwestern indigenous people. Although I am Native American, I classify my works as contemporary, hand-built decorative pottery.  I have spent several years attending Fullerton College as an art major, with an emphasis on ceramics and graphic design. However, my specialty has always been hand-built coiled pottery, which is done without the aid of a wheel. More recently I have been exploring the medium of pen and ink by taking the designs from my three dimensional forms onto a two dimensional plane in a more non symmetrical fashion.

Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico but raised in southern California, and having a father as an oil painter, has exposed me to the art world during my informative years.   It wasn’t until my mid twenties that I started to become a practitioner of the arts, which has given me the opportunity to present my work in the Los Angeles and Orange County area as well as in San Diego, Arizona, New Mexico and as far east as Korea.  Currently working and residing in Fullerton, CA, I am a part time ceramics instructor and an active member within the Orange County art community.

OCT 2013 Tranquil Tea Lounge-Rowan Harrison