Celia Dowson’s Opal Glass set, a celebration of the delicate beauty of water, beckons us to a world of fluidity and grace. Each piece within the collection captures a different facet of water’s essence, beautifully embodied in the soft pink hue of the opal glass.
The largest piece, long and slender, stands as a tribute to the gentle flow of a river. Its delicate lip and slender stem evoke the mesmerising journey of water, coursing through landscapes. It is an artistically-crafted watercourse, frozen in glass. The smaller counterparts offer their own interpretation. One, a smaller sibling to the largest piece, is long and thin with a progressively widening body. The other, wider than both and quite round, celebrates the tranquil expanse of lakes and ponds, where water mirrors the world above.
Perched gracefully on small stems, each piece by Dowson in this set stands as a testament to the artist’s skill and profound connection to water’s many forms. This ensemble invites us to contemplate the intricate dance of water’s presence in our world. In the soft opal glass, the pieces evoke the ever-changing, yet eternal, beauty of water, drawing us in gently.
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.