Lubna Chowdury


Passion and a vivid imagination are clearly evident in the work of Lubna Chowdhary. Her pieces exude a rare beauty which combines traditional craft techniques with contemporary colour combinations, abstract motifs and graphic line.

These hand crafted pieces display a painterly quality that tests the limitations of glazing and demonstrate an intuitive sense of colour, texture and composition.

A graduate of the Royal College of Art and a Jerwood nominee, with an impressive portfolio of commissions, Lubna brings a fresh approach and a new aesthetic to ceramics.

Chowdhary's strikingly beautiful glazes are blended in her studio, and painted in multiple layers onto tiles of various dimensions and textures. Each tile is then taken through numerous firings, before it is ready to take its place in a meticulously considered composition.

Born 1964

Education
Bachelor of Arts: 3D Design: Wood, Metal and Ceramics.
First Class Honours. Manchester Polytechnic
Master of Arts: Ceramics and Glass. Royal College of Art. London

Awards
1999
  London Institute Research Award
100% Design/ Crafts Council Bursary
1998  British Council Exhibitions Grant
1996  London Arts Board Award
1992  Crafts Council Setting-up Grant
1990  The Sir Eduardo Paolozzi Travel Award

Selected Exhibitions
2008
  Yorkshire Sculpture Park
2007  Urban Field. Devon Guild of Craftsmen
2005  The Beautiful Script. London
V&A Museum
2004-05  Import Export, British Council Touring Exhibition.
2004  ‘Obsession with Detail’ Foundation, Bernadaud, Limoges, France. 
‘Inside Outside’, Contemporary  Applied, Arts London
2003  ‘Open’, The Triangle Gallery, London
2002  ‘Sense of Occasion’, Touring Show 
‘Pattern’, Crafts Council 
2001-02  Touring Show
2001  ‘Jerwood Prize Exhibition’, Crafts Council, London 
‘Acknowledged Sources’, Hastings Museum
2000  ‘Spacecraft’, Bluecoat Design Centre, Liverpool 
‘British Ceramics 2000DK’, Denmark
1999  Nancy Sachs Gallery, U.S.A.
1997  Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh,
1996  Craftworks, Barbican Centre,
1995  Out of this World, Crafts Council, London,
1994  The Melting Pot, Tate Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall

Selected Commissions
2007
  Tesco/Slough Council. Slough
2006  Haringey Council, London
2005  Park Hotel, Delhi, Conran Design
2005  Schenk Hampton . U.S.A.
2004  Athenaeum Hotel, London
2004  Priors Court School
2004  St Georges Hospital, London
 
Collections
The Drumcroon Arts Centre, Wigan
Cartwright Hall, Bradford
Leicester Museum
Mead Gallery, Warwick
Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead
Abingdon Museum, Oxfordshire 

Exhibitions

Archive

2012

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