Ariel Bowman

Ariel Bowman
Ceramics Studio Manager/Adult Education Outreach

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Ariel Bowman is a new member of the museum staff as of 2021, and manages Concho Clay Studio at the museum. She designs and teaches adult classes in pottery making and clay sculpture, along with clay programming for community outreach. As a studio artist, Ariel exhibits her ceramic sculptures of prehistoric animals in galleries and natural history museums across the country and teaches clay sculpture workshops. Prior to working at the museum, she taught as an adjunct professor of art and ceramics at colleges in Dallas/Fort Worth. She earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2011, and a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Florida in 2018. She has studied abroad at the International Ceramics Studio in Hungary, and was awarded the Regina K. Brown NCECA undergraduate and graduate fellowships. Ariel was named a Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist in 2019 and her work has been collected by the Belger Arts Center, the Florida Museum of Natural History, and the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts.

“As a ceramic artist, I enjoy sharing my passion for clay as a material by sharing my techniques with others. Clay is a wonderfully transformative material with endless possibilities. When I teach adult classes I love helping my students discover these possibilities and express themselves through ceramics. The Concho Clay Studio is the perfect place to create more community in San Angelo through clay. I am excited to be part of the mission of the museum to bring art into people’s lives by putting clay in their hands!”

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