Dunia Tigris is a queer applied artist who creates ritual and decorative objects from wood and clay. She’s pursuing universal truth within the domestic using esoteric knowledge and a feminist lens.
Her pottery is hand built from delicate coils of cranky clay – modest and organic with glazes that emphasise unpredictability and imperfection as texture. Dunia loves the alchemy of creating new glazes. The patterns she uses reference petroglyphs, indigenous tattooing traditions and graphic scripts.
Dunia’s 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.
London Metropolitan University
Sacred Geometry: The Golden Ratio in Nature, Art and the Cosmos
Princes School of the Traditional Arts
Product Designer + Architectural Resource Librarian
Visiting Lecturer, marquetry workshop for RIBA II students
University of Westminster
BA(Hons) 3D Design – First Degree Honours
Camaberwell College of the Arts
Fine Furniture Woodwork + Upholstery classes
California College of the Arts
Sleep: The Hotel Design Event, London
*winner of the Sleep Set, part of the concept team + featured as a local maker
London Deign Festival, London
Clerkenwell Design Week, London
Ventura Lambrate, Milan