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Chloë Dowds Ceramics

Irish Ceramics

Chloë creates 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. She adds a spiral in the soft clay, then makes an indent where the handle will go. This allows for stimulation of the sense of touch and makes the mugs very comfortable to hold. She indents a line into the handles intended as a texture for the thumb to explore.

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.

She employs a soft, contemporary colour pallet reflecting the subtleties of colour she sees within her environment. She mixes the glazes by hand to recipes she has created specifically for these pieces.

I met Chloë at the Ceramic Art London show in March 2018 and while I'd come across her work before, it was lovely to see it in person.  It is so simple and stylish.