Working at the intersection of art, science and medicine, British artist Katharine Dowson works mainly in glass. Her scientific sculptures brought her to the attention of the curators of Spellbound, currently on show at the Ashmolean, Oxford (to 6 January 2019). Katharine Dowson was one of three artists commissioned to make new work for the show which explores witchcraft and magical objects, and her piece Concealed Shield is an earrie installation at the dark heart of the exhibition.

Dowson studied sculpture at the Royal College of Art and you might have seen her work on a Paul McCartney video. She has exhibited internationally and collections include The Wellcome Trust, The Arts Council Collection, Microsoft Seattle, Cultura Englesa Brazil, The Ulster Museum, Aberdeen Art Gallery, The institute of Neuroscience Newcastle University and Private Collections.   She was bought by Charles Saatchi and is included in ‘Shark Infested Waters, Saatchi Collection of British Art in the 90’s’.