Robert Dawson

‘Decorative Ceramic Wall Tiles with Sovereignty and Action’ is 256 ceramic tiles onto which has been fired printed decoration.  The decoration is in the form of a fusion of a fleur-de-lys tile design with dripped paint.


1997-1999 MA Ceramics & Glass, Royal College of Art
1990-1993 BA Art and Design, Camberwell College of Arts

Selected awards
2009 Built Environment Award, British  Ceramics Biennial
2006 The Elle Deco International Design Award, Winner of the Tableware Category
2005 Industry and Genius Awards, The Birmingham Design Initiative, Winner for Ceramics and Glass

Selected solo exhibitions
2008 ‘Ornament and Crime’, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2005 ‘Robert Dawson. Aestheic Sabotage.’, Clay Gallery, Venice, California
2003 ‘Robert Dawson’, Window Gallery, London

Selected group exhibitions
2009 ‘Fragiles’, Al-Sabah Art & Design Collection, Kuwait
2008 ‘Tea’s Up’, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
‘Object Factory: the Art of Industrial Ceramics’, The Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada
2007 ‘Form and Tradition – Contemporary Ceramics’, Hastings Museum and Art Gallery
‘Func Art’, Drud & Křppe Gallery, Copenhagen Denmark
2006 ‘European Ceramic Context 2006’, Hjort Museum of Ceramics, Bornholm, Denmark
2005  ‘A Great Mania: the Influence of Delftware’, Sun    Valley Centre for Arts, Delaware
‘Something Borrowed’, Contemporary Applied Arts
‘Flower Power’, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

Selected commissions
Nottingham City Council
Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd, Stoke-on-Trent.
The Art House, Wakefield
The Harris Museum and Gallery, Preston

Selected collections
The Victoria and Albert Museum
National Museums Liverpool
The British Council





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