Celia Dowson Cloudscape bowl
Maker: Celia Dowson
Handmade in UK.
Dimensions: W 11 cm x H 7.5 cm
Method: moulding and casting
A beautifully delicate 'Cloudscape' bowl, made by artist Celia Dowson. The fascinating process of casting glass allows Celia to create precious pieces of work, that go beyond functional. They are placed in a kiln for several days, letting the glass fold and melt. There is an element of surprise when the works are taken out, through the beautiful and unexpected bubbles that are formed. Celia combines the unpredictable with her refined finishing processes, achieving a distinct series of work.
About the Artist
Celia Dowson is an artist whose ceramics and cast glass objects go far beyond their functional use. Celia graduated with a BA in Ceramic Design from Central Saint Martins in 2014, before receiving her MA in Ceramics and Glass from the Royal College of Art in 2018.
Celia works with the different properties of glass and porcelain to evoke the movement of nature in different ways. Her porcelain vessels represent evolving landscapes, mountainscapes and seascapes through marks and gestures. Her glass pieces vary in thickness, causing subtle gradations in colour. This reflects the colours, changing light and mystery of the natural world.
Celia’s work has been exhibited widely and is part of two museum collections, Bullseye Projects in Portland, USA and the New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan. Her unique and skillful manipulation of ceramics and glass have earned her awards such as the 2020 Wallpaper* Design Award and the 2019 FRANZ Rising Star Award.