Robert Dawson, Floored 3, 2014, Limited Edition Plate
Cobalt blue print on bone china. 10 5/8 in diameter. Limited edition of 25
This plate, along with it's counterpart Floored 3, is decorated with re-workings of a Minton floor tile design which in turn, probably have their routes in medieval encaustic floor tiles. A strange but compelling application for designs originally intended for the floor.
Based in London where he runs his studio, Aesthetic Sabotage, Robert Dawson was born in New York City in 1953 but spent most of his childhood in Geneva, Switzerland. He received his MA in Ceramics and Glass from the Royal College of Art in 1999. His art commissions include those at Sedgemoor, commissioned by Liverpool City Council; as well as For Eloise at Philip House, Croydon, commissioned by Mayforth Property Ltd, in collaboration with Bowmer and Kirkland Ltd and Axiom Architects among others. He has been commissioned to design chinaware by Wedgewood and Sons Ltd, Volpe and Volpe, Habitat, and tmtmDesigns. His work is included in The Victoria & Albert Museum, London; The Walker Art Gallery, National Museums, Liverpool; The Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston; The Museum of Fine Art, Houston; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Maison Patrimoniale de Barthete, France; and many others.