Approved: 16.08.2006

Robert Dawson

Artist, Maker

Approved: 16.08.2006

I work with clay on canvas.  Some of this work was in my recent exhibition 'Pattern Play' at the National Glass Centre,  Sunderland.  An article about this exhibition is at:

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Art historical research, Public art, Private commissions, Commissioning
  • Categories: Architecture, Ceramics, Painting, Printmaking, Public Art
  • Tags: ceramics, painting, public art, architectural ceramics, design, ceramic tiles, murals, ceramic art, contemporary art, interior design


I work with clay on canvas.  Some of this work was in my recent exhibition 'Pattern Play' at the National Glass Centre,  Sunderland.  An article about this exhibition is at: .

I also make architectural ceramic art.  There are images of past projects at: .

Should you wish to talk about an interior design project that you have in mind, or an architectural ceramics, or public art, project that you are planning, I'd be pleased to hear from you.

I also accept commissions for designs for industry, a recent one being for Ceramica Bardelli:

CV & Education

Solo Exhibitions:

  • 2015-16: 'Robert Dawson: Pattern Play', National Glass Centre,  Sunderland
  • 2012: Surface Games / Jeux de Surface,  Barthète, Boussan, France 
  • 2008: Ornament & Crime, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
  • 2005: Robert Dawson Aesthetic Sabotage, Clay Gallery, Venice, California
  • 2003: Robert Dawson, Window Gallery, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf
  • 1999: Robert Dawson, Eurostar, Waterloo, London
  • 1999: Periphera, Royal College of Art, London
  • 1997: Appropriating the Willow, Studio Pottery Gallery, Exeter

Art Commissions include:

  • Mayforth Property Ltd, with Bowmer and Kirkland Ltd and Axiom Architects
  • Liverpool City Council
  • European Land, with Ginkgo Projects
  • Hilton Hotels Corporation, with The Manser Practice Architects and Designers
  • Selfridges, London, 
  • The Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston
  • Nottingham City Council
  • John Lewis, Victoria Centre, Nottingham
  • Waitrose, Marylebone, London
  • The World of Interiors magazine, London
  • Spayne Lindsay & Co, London, Headline Publishing Group, London
  • The Art House, Wakefield
  • Churchill Hospital, Oxford
  • The House of Words, Dr Johnson's House, London

Design Industry Commissions:

  • Ceramica Bardelli, Milan
  • Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd., Stoke-on-Trent
  • Volpe and Volpe, London
  • tmtmDesigns, Conwy
  • Habitat, London

Collections include:

  • The Victoria & Albert Museum, London
  • The Walker Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool
  • The Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston
  • The British Council Collection, London
  • The Gosport Museum, Hampshire
  • The International Ceramic Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary
  • Museo De Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Contemporary Art Society purchase for The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery,  Stoke-on-Trent
  • The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Texas
  • The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
  • Temple Newsam House, Leeds
  • Aukland Museum,  New Zealand
  • Manchester Art Gallery,  Manchester
  • The Museum of Arts and Design,  New York City
  • Palais des Evêques de Comminges,  Alan,  France
  • Permanenten,  The West Norway Museum of Decorative Art,  Bergen 
  • Maison Patrimoniale de Barthète,  Boussan,  France
  • Museum of Fine Arts,  Boston,  Massachusetts

Group Exhibitions: Please see


  • 10th Fringe Film & Video Festival,  Edinburgh
  • 1st Wrexham Maelor Film & Video Festival
  • The British Short Film Festival (1995),  London

Art Colleges:

  • 1997/99: MA,  Ceramics & Glass,  Royal College of Art
  • 1990/93: BA,  Art and Design,  Camberwell College of Arts