The ceramic and glass collections I make consider the domestic and ritual of everyday life. I am fascinated by industrial process and adapt traditional casting techniques to make uniquely handcrafted design. However, the objects I make are not always traditionally functional and often allow only for reflection.
Tonal blends and colour weave throughout my work and unique surfaces are obtained through thorough material research and testing. My current collections are informed by the movement and flux of nature. Glass 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.
Celia Dowson is a British artist and 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 University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins. Dowson was a recipient of the Franz Rising Star Award in 2019, the Charlotte Fraser Award from the Royal College of Art in 2018, and was a Tom Helme Scholar, Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust, in 2017. Her work was recently included in Future Heritage at Decorex International and can be found in the permanent collection of the New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum in Taiwan.