“The passion in my work is evident through the award winning technical care and artistic manipulation in clay sculpture and form. How a pottery piece interacts with light and our environment is an important factor, becoming a strong feature much like color or size. Often I incorporate shadow as an element in the ceramic art work and sculpt with open space on my studio work table to build the luminous shadows.
I have great appreciation for beauty found in local natural color and texture. I relish the nuances that add depth and interest to my Saint Louis work. Often I find myself collecting sticks, vines, or rocks that may be incorporated into my art form.
Saint Louis, Missouri, Chesterfield, Missouri and the surrounding local area offers a variety of out door activities. Missouri Botanical Gardens, Katy Trail, State parks, Defiance and Augusta, Missouri vineyards. Even the Shaw Prairie Reserve has inspired many Dawson Morgan ceramic botanical decor pieces. I find it meaningful when ceramic art is created through a relationship with design, nature, and the fact that my studio is local to Saint Louis, Missouri provides a connection found in my ceramic art to the everyday local textures we pass along Missouri's highways and parks.”
I work with designers, decorators, and architects on comissioned ceramic art for your home decor style. We can design custom wedding gifts and decor pieces to create a style that is meaningful to you.
Thank you for your interest in my ceramic art work, sculpture and pottery. Owning original one of a kind hand built clay art enriches the style of your home decor. I hope something has made you think, smile or understand what beauty is for you.
This ceramic artist is an American with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, USA with a specialty in hand built ceramics. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa Society and earned a Ford Fellowship in sculptural art studies. After directing Global Galleries in New Orleans, Louisiana, her family eventually moved to Lausanne Switzerland where she had the opportunity to work with other European ceramic artists. She rented studio space in Pully, Switzerland and exhibited her gallery artwork on the shores of Lake Geneva. Presently artist Dawson Morgan continues her passion for ceramic sculpture, Raku, bowls, vessels, vases, and sinks in her Chesterfield, Missouri studio, established in 2009. She was recently honored through juried selection into The Best of Missouri Hands/Missouri Artisans .New ceramic and raku collections are updated monthly through Wood Icing Art Gallery located in Chesterfield Mall's Artropolis in Chesterfield, Missouri.
Her most recent exhibitions include MC&Co, New York (2010-present), Chesterfield Arts, Chesterfield, Missouri (2010) Krueger Pottery Gallery, Kirkwood, Missouri (2008-present, 63119 Art Crawl, Kirkwood, Missouri (2009) , Virginia House Saint Louis, Missouri (2009), and Augusta Woods Gallery, Augusta, Missouri (2009-present), Daniel Boone Public Library, Chesterfield, Missouri (2010), Wine and Art Show, Chesterfield, Missouri (2008), Atelier-Galerie Gaïa. During a lack of studio space Dawson painted free lance murals throughout the Southeast and Midwest, including Sherwin Williams show room in Ballwin, Missouri (1999) and Saint Monica Catholic Church, Creve Coeur, Missouri (2000). Prior ceramic exhibitions include Global Galleries New Orleans, Louisiana (1996) the Georgia State Fair Macon, Georgia (1990) State Street Gallery, Jackson, Mississippi (1991), Louis Art Gallery, Jackson, Mississippi (1991), and selection for a juriedexhibitionMississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi.