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Author Bio

Spring 2024


S. Portico Bowman received generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts to write Would You Give Up Arms For Wings? A story inspired by the visionary life & writings of Paulus Berensohn. Alison Pick, Booker Prize nominee has been the writing mentor for this project. Bowman’s first novel Cashmere Comes From Goats was published by Stonehouse Publishing in 2022. In 2016 Bowman received a post-graduate degree in Creative Writing from the Humber School for Writers. Bowman’s MFA Outstanding Graduate degree was for sculptural ceramics and her BFA with Distinction is in printmaking and drawing.


Bowman has written over thirty essays in national and international publications such as Sculpture Magazine, Art Papers, various monograms and most often for Ceramics: Art & Perception about artists such Jun Kaneko, Colby Parsons, and Cary Esser. Bowman recently was a resident at the Studio Kura International Residency in Itoshima Japan where she began work on her third book Madonna’s Tuxedo.


For two decades Bowman taught in the Department of Art at Pittsburg State University and is now Professor Emerita. She has transferred her educational attention to shorter people and is currently a Grade Three Faculty Assistant at a private school in Kansas City, MO. 


Bowman was born in Brandon, Manitoba and grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. She has lived for various reasons in a variety of places such as Knoxville Tennessee, Waimea Hawai’i and San Diego California. She currently resides in Prairie Village Kansas with her husband Tom and understanding cat Florence. When she’s not writing books, Bowman is in the ceramics studio and reading or writing poetry. Occasionally Portico thinks about the possibility of violin lessons.

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