Chloë Dowds

Chloë is based in Co. Wicklow, Ireland. After studying Fine Art Ceramics (BA Hons.), achieving a Higher Diploma in Art Education, and completing her MA in History of Art and Architecture at the University of Limerick, Chloë moved to Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny to complete the Design and Crafts Council’s two-year pottery skills training course.

She works primarily with porcelain on the wheel. Her range of contemporary porcelain tableware focuses on tactile forms. Every element of design has been considered to stimulate and heighten the user’s experience of the piece.

Her mugs are thrown finely enhancing the beautiful translucency of the porcelain. Touch is especially important in the finished work and for this reason she polishes the base of each pot so that every surface of the piece is a pleasure to touch.

Chloë is also fascinated by colour interactions and is inspired by the colour theory of Josef Albers. She dyes porcelain by hand in her studio to make beautifully simple and elegant thrown vessels. These vessels are inlayed using coloured slip, turned, and then polished.

Chloë has won numerous awards for her work and completed several international residencies as she continues to perfect her craft.