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Celia Dowson

MA work

“At the Still Point of the Turning World”

T.S Eliot


A Journey. A discovery in colours, shapes and movement. In my immersion ideas surface and new ways of seeing evolve.

Using both porcelain and cast glass my current body of work has been inspired by the shifting landscapes and tumbling coastline skies of the Gower Peninsula in Wales.

I am excited by the surface quality of ceramics and how the speed of a rotary machine can marble clay in a way which captures the energy of the making process, and enables an abstract landscape to be embedded in a vessel. While Cast glass, with its translucent qualities, has the potential to reflect the colours, the fluidity and mystery of the wild, Gower, landscape.


Info

  • Celia Dowson
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Arts & Humanities

    Programme

    MA Ceramics & Glass, 2018

  • I found ceramics in 2011 during a my foundation course at Central Saint Martins and was drawn in by the material and the opportunities it offered for form and surface qualities. I went on to do a BA in Ceramic Design at CSM and a period in Florence where I focusing on using clay to make sculpture and develop my own glaze recipes. Over the last two years completing this MA I have been developing a practice in cast glass as well as working with new techniques with porcelain. The body of work I will be showing explores the natural world through qualities of light, unbound space and immersion. 

  • Degrees

  • BA Ceramic Design, Central Saint Martins, 2014; Foundation Diploma, Central Saint Martins, 2011
  • Experience

  • A Demonstration for A celebration of contemporary makers, Maud and Mabel, London Craft Week, London, 2018; Ceramic teaching experience, St Paul’s Boys School, London, 2018; Teaching, Arnold House School, London, 2017; Internship, Studio Levine, London, 2017; Research and Development of the Form and Surface exhibition, Maud & Mabel, London, 2017; Teacher and Technician, Kite Studios, London, 2015–2016; Private Ceramic Tuition, London, 2014–2018
  • Exhibitions

  • Exploring Porcelain, Maud and Mabel, London 2018; Materialise, Preston Fitzgerald Private Exhibition, London 2018; Work In Progress, Royal Collage of Art, London 2018; The Emerging and the Established, Christies, London, 2017; Sacred Art – Journeying through the Numerous, Wales, 2016; Eip Sponsors Private Exhibition, UAL Boardroom Holborn, London, 2014; Creative Outlet Group Exhibition, UAL Showroom Holborn, London, 2014; Degree Show, Central Saint Martins, London, 2014
  • Awards

  • Charlotte Fraser Award, 2018; QEST Tom Helme Scholarship, 2017; Highly Commended, The Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers, 2017