About

Based in London and hailing from the sunny shores of California, Dunia Tigris is a queer applied artist and maker. She creates and repairs domestic objects imbued with feminist symbolism.

Dunia loves exploring a contradiction. Her use of marquetry and the exposure of construction grade materials are expressions of her belief in honesty and craft, while her decorative motifs often reflect on the structures of society and ethics behind production.

Her pottery is hand built from delicate coils of cranky clay – modest and organic with glazes that emphasise unpredictability and imperfection as texture. Her favourite materials are clay and wood, especially together.

 

CV

2016

Furniture Restoration

London Metropolitan University

Sacred Geometry: The Golden Ratio in Nature, Art and the Cosmos

Princes School of the Traditional Arts

2013-2016

Product Designer + Architectural Resource Librarian

Gensler

2015

Visiting Lecturer, marquetry workshop for RIBA II students

University of Westminster

2011-2014

BA(Hons) 3D Design – First Degree Honours

Camaberwell College of the Arts

2011

Fine Furniture Woodwork + Upholstery classes

California College of the Arts

2008-2011

BFA (incomplete)

Cornell University

Exhibitions

2016

Sleep: The Hotel Design Event, London

*winner of the Sleep Set, part of the concept team + featured as a local maker

2014

deignjunction-

London Deign Festival, London

Platform-

Clerkenwell Design Week, London

Ventura Academies-

Ventura Lambrate, Milan

Press

GenslerOn

ITCM

confessions of a design geek

ARTSTHREADS

UAL: camberwell blog

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