David and Reed Bowman Exhibit
David and Reed Bowman
Exhibition Date: Dec 2, 2014 – Feb 22, 2015
David M Bowman Studio consists of two people: David Mills Bowman and his son, Reed Christopher Bowman. David began working in metal in 1971, near the time Reed was born; he first made silver jewelry, later moved on to brass belt buckles, then to larger pieces in patinaed brass. Over the years David has worked alone or with different assistants, but he has worked exclusively with Reed since the mid-1990s. Apart from small local art evenings and farmers markets, we generally show in person only twice a year, at the American Craft Council's Baltimore Winter Market in February and their San Francisco Craft Show in August. Our work is sold primarily through craft shops and galleries across the country and overseas. Wallpieces are sold or consigned to galleries, or designed on commission for corporate and private spaces. After 25 years in a WWII-era warehouse in West Berkeley and a sojurn at American Steel Studios in West Oakland, we have finally built a new space (with our own hands) behind our houses back in West Berkeley. The studio is primarily a workshop, with little in the way of display space, but visits are welcome by appointment.