Celia Dowson's enchanting ‘Open Vessel’ is a mesmerising interpretation ever changing nature, mirrored in glass. This large green-hued bowl, with a soft green gradient that echoes the gentle transition of colours in nature, is a testament to the ethereal qualities of our natural surroundings.
What makes this piece exceptional are the beautiful, small glass droplets suspended within its body. These droplets, like liquid memories, are frozen in time, capturing a fleeting moment of water in its purest form. As you gaze upon them, you feel the weight of stillness within their serene beauty. Balancing delicately on a very small stem at the bottom, the ‘Open Vessel’ holds its wide, open mouth in a perpetual embrace. Its smooth, heavy glass body offers a tactile experience that evokes the tranquillity of water, inviting you to trace the contours of the nature and water merging in harmonious unity.
Celia Dowson's ‘Large Open Vessel in Pine’ is an exquisite fusion of the ever-changing nature and the timeless depths of water. It is a masterpiece that captures the essence of fleeting moments, suspended within the substantial yet graceful medium 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.