Modular Ceramics Designed & Made for Place

For larger scale projects, the arrangement of many, many pieces is used to show evolving patterns, an indicator of change. They often appear to give movement and are very tactile.

Sometimes pieces are cast using moulds made from original hand formed models. Sometimes pieces are handmade using the potters wheel or simply hand-building the clay.

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Endless Tracks
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Sculptural Wall by Ian Dowling
Ian Dowling 2005 Ian Dowling Work Highlight
A collection of "Saddle" forms, slip cast in many different sizes and arranged to give rhythmic movement. Installed in different temporary arrangements in several different exhibitions. Photo credit: Stephen Blakeney
A Fractured Landscape
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3D Surfaces by Ian Dowling
Ian Dowling 2021
Made from many tiles, the arrangement shows a progressively changing pattern.
Karratha H C
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Sculptural Wall by Ian Dowling
Ian Dowling 2018
The background lines between cast tiles come from connecting the intersection of contour lines, a three stage drawing process. Textures and colours are inspired by the Pilbara in general and Murajuga in particular.

Photo credit: Bewley Shaylor for FORM
2 Kite Flyer Carving
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Tile Pattern by Ian Dowling
Ian Dowling 2012
2 Kite Flyer Carving
Textured Wall
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Tile Pattern by Ian Dowling
Ian Dowling 2002 Ian Dowling Work Highlight
Margaret River location, private residence. Progressively changing texture patterns, highlighted by shadows, changing throughout the day.