The Bursary

In 1938, Bob completed his Pottery MA at the Royal College of Art in London. In 2007, The R.J.Washington Bursary was established to support current MA graduates in their future careers.

The Washington Foundation UK are pleased to announce the R.J.Washington Bursary 2023 recipient is Isis Dove-Edwin.

Isis Dove-Edwin.

Isis lives in London where she worked as a doctor for many years. After taking a break to look after her children, she decided to pursue her passion for clay, and in 2021 gained a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Ceramic Design at Central St Martins, before studying at the RCA. She is a member of the Pollen Collective of artists.

Her work explores object diasporas, within the ceramic lineage of the low-fired, coiled terracotta pot from West Africa. Drawing on craft and historical narratives, she disrupts and activates form and surface as a means of storytelling and embodied practice. Her vividly painted and glazed surfaces, textured by hand, tool and organic inclusions evoke labour, landscape and the body in expression and form.

Previous recipients

Caroline Chouler-Tissier

SoGon Kim

Sogon Kim

Zoe Weisselberg

Zoe Weisselberg

Clara Louise Bloch Jensen

Clara Louise Bloch Jensen

Elly Glossop

Elly Glossop

Gina Baum

Gina Baum

Joseph Gabriel

Joseph Gabriel

Pam Su

Pam Su

Anna Chrysopoulo

Anna Chrysopoulo

Lauren Nauman

Lauren Nauman

Lauren Ilsley

Lauren Ilsley

Alicja Patanowska

Alicja Patanowska

Emily Gardiner

Emily Gardiner

Zemer Peled

Zemer Peled

Simone Perrotte

Simone Perrotte

Bartek Mejor

Bartek Mejor

Ellie Doney

Ellie Doney

Mylen Eliot

James Toal

James Toal

Mikael Jackson

Mikael Jackson