Isis Dove-Edwin

Isis Dove-Edwin is fascinated by the documentary power of clay. Everyday life, events and ideas can be captured in ceramic objects through materiality, process, and form. These can be shared in their time through gift, exchange, or exhibition, as well as into the future as kept or found archaeological objects.

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.

Each piece is unique, commanding its own space – on the edge of pot and figure, craft and art, glaze and paint, monument and decoration.

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.

 

CV:

Sept 2021 enrolled at Royal College of Art

2019-2021 BA (Hons) Ceramic Design (First Class)

May 2023 London Craft Week invited to host Open Studios

May 2023 Exhibited at NYCxDesign Festival

January 2022 Invited to lead a workshop and sell work in the gift shop during the exhibition Body Vessel Clay, TwoTemple Place, London

Exhibitions (group):

  • February 2023 Fermenting (MA 2nd year group WIP show)
  • May 2022 Preface (MA1st year group show) Pumphouse Gallery, London
  • October 2021 Pollen Collective ‘Circle’ 44 Great Russell Street, London
  • July 2021 Unmute¬†@ Bargehouse, Oxo Tower, London
  • May-June 2021 Pollen Collective ‘Here, I made this: dialogues of distance’, One Paved Court, Richmond upon Thames
  • July 2020 2nd year BA Ceramic Design ‘Absence; Presence’ National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas

 

BA final year awards/nominations:

  • WantedDesign Online International Schools Show -winner, Social Impact Award
  • WantedDesign Online International Schools Show – Emerging Designer Showcase
  • Nominated MullenLowe NOVA Award
  • Shortlisted ArtsThread Global Design Graduate Show 2021

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