Celia Dowson’s artistic glass plates are like a serene expanse of water, frozen in time. These plates possess the elegance of simplicity, with a smooth, heavy glass body that evokes the depth and weight of the vast ocean. The captivating blue hue that graces their surface transports viewers to the endless expanse of the sea.
Running your fingers across these glass plates reveals a soft, tactile texture, much like the gentle caress of water as it laps against the shore. These plates are an invitation to touch, to connect with the essence of water itself. Lying flat on surfaces, these plates seem to hold within them the boundless potential of the ocean. They are liquid horizons captured in glass, the blue hues mirroring the mysteries and depths of water. As the light plays upon their surfaces and their glass droplets floating within, the plates reflect the shifting moods of water, creating an ever changing canvas.
Celia Dowson’s glass plates are an ode to the vast, eternal blue beauty of water. In their simplicity, they capture the essence of the ocean, inviting viewers to contemplate the boundless wonders of liquid landscapes, all held within the substantial embrace of these works of glass.
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.