Allison McGowan is motivated by the challenge of creating handbuilt porcelain forms using texture, volume, and structure. Her body of work represents an innate connection of elements in nature, in the sewing process, and also in the Art Nouveau style of uniting nature and structure. Her clay work is literally tailored using texture, patterns, darting, cutting and altering. Her functional pottery incorporates the elements of volume, texture, and structure to please the hand, the mouth, and the table. Allison is an alumni of Alfred University.