Celia Dowson is an artist who graduated from the Royal College of Art (2018), where she specialised in both ceramics and cast glass. Prior to this she completed her BA Hons. (2014) in Ceramic Design from the University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins. She has received a number of awards including a Bullseye Glass Award (2022 & 2023), Wallpaper* Design Award (2020). She was awarded the Tom Helme Scholarship from the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (2017). Dowson exhibits internationally and her work is included in three museum collections notably the Victoria & Albert Museum London, Bullseye Projects, USA, and the New Taipei City Yingge Ceramic Museum, Taiwan.
Celia Dowson explores the interplay between fluidity and form in cast glass and ceramics. Her practice is informed by observations of the natural landscape and the transformative qualities of materials. Drawing from her practice in both ceramics and glass, she integrates techniques, ideas and influences between the two mediums. This often leads to discovery of new technical approaches, the adaptation of tools; embracing their boundaries which often shape the distinct qualities and movements captured within her work. Her work also encompasses the study of colour and translucency through light, tone, and opacity and their influence of form. Through these qualities her work creates a contemplative space to reflect upon the rhythms of the atmosphere, and our innate connection to the objects we use and spaces we inhabit.