Chloe Dowds

Porcelain Teapot

Wheel-thrown porcelain teapot 19cm high x 15cm wide
Photographer: Karl Sheridan

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Porcelain Mugs, Creamer, Espresso

Wheel-thrown Mugs: 8cm high x 10cm wide, Creamer: 8cm high x 6.5cm wide Espresso: 5.5cm high x 8cm wide
Photographer: Karl Sheridan

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Porcelain Teaset

Wheel-thrown porcelain teaset including teapot, mugs, creamer and sugar bowl. Teapot:19cm high x 15cm wide Mugs: 8cm high x 10cm wide Creamer: 8cm highx 6.5cm wide Sugar bowl: 7cm high x 6cm wide
Photographer:Roland Paschhoff

ceramics/ceirmeacht

Chloë Dowds

Chloë Dowds create tactile porcelain tableware. Craftsmanship and attention to detail are paramount in her work. Every element of design has been considered to stimulate and heighten the user’s experience of the piece.

The work is wheel-thrown and then altered. Then a spiral is added in the soft clay inspired by the vibration of music. An indentation is added where the handle will go. This allows for stimulation of the sense of touch and makes the mugs very comfortable to hold. The rims of the mugs are thrown thinly which is crisp and pleasing for the lips. The base of each piece is individually polished leaving the translucent porcelain soft to the touch. The glossy glaze compliments the curves and echoes the use of liquid. Dowds employ a soft, contemporary colour palette reflecting the subtleties of colour she see within her environment.

Dowds graduated in 2014 from the Ceramics Skills and Design course, Thomastown. She now works from her studio in Dublin.

Selected Awards

2016
Winner overall in the Gift Category at Showcase
Winner of the National Craft and Design Fair Award at the RDS National Craft Awards
2015
Winner of the Blue Egg Gallery Bursary
2014
Winner of the Irish Ceramic Awards New and Emerging Maker Award
Winner of the Future Makers Judges Spotlight Award

 

 

Selected Exhibitions

2015
New Ground, Signal Arts Centre, Bray, Wicklow
2014
Ceramics Ireland Selected Exhibition, Pearse Museum, Rathfarnham, Dublin
Up From Earth, DCCoI Ceramics Skills and Design Course graduation exhibition, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
Irish Ceramic Awards Exhibition, Mill Cove Gallery, The Beara Peninsula, Cork
Ceramics Ireland Members’ Exhibition, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin
What a Dish, Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford
2012
Ceramics Ireland Members’ Exhibition, Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin

 

 

Contact Details:

Chloe Dowds


T. +353 (0)87 7665415
E. chloedowds@gmail.com
www.chloedowds.com