Lives and Works: UK
Celia Dowson is a British artist and recent graduate of the Royal College of Art, where she specialised in both ceramics and cast glass. She received an M.A. from the Royal College of Art and a B.A. Honors in ceramic design from the University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins. Dowson received the FRANZ Rising Star Award in 2019, the Charlotte Fraser Award in 2018 and a Tom Helme Scholarship from the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust, in 2017. Dowson exhibits internationally and has completed a ceramics residency at New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan, in 2019.
Celia Dowson's artistic intention is to draw out the extraordinary in everyday objects. Informed by the movement and flux of nature Celia's glass work reflects the colours, the changing light, and mystery of the natural world, while porcelain vessels, embedded with mark and gesture, capture a dramatic and evolving landscape. Tonal blends and colour weave throughout the work and unique surfaces are obtained through thorough material research and testing.
"The collections I make in both ceramic and cast are developed through observing the natural world and qualities of atmosphere and place. I'm fascinated by industrial process and adapt traditional casting techniques to make uniquely handcrafted design. The objects I make are not always traditionally functional and often only allow for reflection"
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