Black Porcelain

Description: Black porcelain Vessels
Techniques: Wheel thrown black porcelain, orange slip inlay, base turned to be rounded.
Materials: Black porcelain
Year Made: 2018
Dimensions: 5cmH, 5cmW each
Photographer Credit: Chloe Dowds

Chloe Dowds

Porcelain Teapot

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


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


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


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

2018 Kecskemet Residency Award Ceramics Ireland

RDS Craft Award of €10,000
Thomas Dammann Junior Memorial Trust Award
Winner of The Future Lights in Ceramics – Ambassador of European Ceramics
Winner of the Future Makers Residency Support
Winner of a Merit Award from the Golden Fleece Awards
County Finalist in Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition
Winner overall in the Gift Category at Showcase
Winner of the National Craft and Design Fair Award at the RDS National Craft Awards
Winner of the Blue Egg Gallery Bursary
Winner of the Irish Ceramic Awards New and Emerging Maker Award
Winner of the Future Makers Judges Spotlight Award



Selected Exhibitions

Ceramics and its Dimensions Shaping the Future travelling exhibition – Bröhan Museum Berlin, Ljubljana, Prague     
Selected exhibitor Ceramic Art London, Central Saint Martins
New Ground, Signal Arts Centre, Bray, Wicklow
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
Ceramics Ireland Members’ Exhibition, Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin



Contact Details:

Chloe Dowds

T. +353 (0)87 7665415