About

Dunia Tigris is a queer applied artist who creates ritual and decorative objects from natural materials. She’s pursuing universal truth within the domestic using esoteric knowledge and an intersectional feminist lens. She is currently pursuing qualification from the AMUSF in Traditional Upholstery, while working and holding classes at her studio in Bethnal Green.

Dunia’s choice of techniques and 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. Dunia loves the alchemy of creating new glazes. The patterns she uses reference petroglyphs, indigenous tattooing traditions and graphic scripts – setting the words of those that fought for her liberation in stone.

CV

2019-Present

AMUSF Qualification in Traditional Upholstery

London Metropolitan University

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 + Contemporary Upholstery

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