Bob Dawson


Bob Dawson


  • Buckfast Abbey


BOB DAWSON COASTAL SCULPTOR. Bob Dawsons Sculpture's have been inspired by environmental and maritime issues taken from studies of the South West coast line. Available in ceramic and bronze, they are extremely tactile and rich in surface texture. These abstract works combine natural and manmade forms. They are ideally suited to alfresco and corporate gardens, or in open office space. Clients can choose from small runs of limited edition of one - ten or by private commission.


1963Certificate (Intermediate) Painting & Ceramics, Stourbridge College Of Art
1965National Diploma (Design), Manchester College Of Art & Design
1966Teaching Diploma, University Of Newcastle Upon Tyne
2002 - 2011Chairman of Dartmouth Contemporary Arts
1999 - 2011Proprietor of “Potters’ Pottery And Gallery
1983 - 2011Self employed full time exhibiting artist and curator
1978 - 1983Lecturer (part time) Adult Education, North Cheshire College
1966 - 1983Art & Design Tutor, Lymm Grammar School, Cheshire Education


Daresbury Village (birth place of Lewis Carroll) Boddingtons Breweries plc
St. David’s Park Hotel (Redrow Homes) Warrington Borough Council

Sale Rugby Club Costain plc
Arley School, Cheshire Westmoreland Services Lymm W.I, Cheshire
Elf Oil Employment

Achievements And Exhibitions

2011- St Ives Society of Artists Exhibition/ painting and Sculpture.
2011- ‘Rocks And Religion’ Paintings exhibited at Truro Cathedral

‘Rocks And Religion’ Paintings exhibited at Sainsburys Gallery Dartmouth. ‘Four To One’ Sculpture exhibited at St. Mary’s Magdalene, Taunton South West Sculptors Joint exhibition, Dartington

Organised Dartmouth Contemporary Arts Exhibition Of Sculpture at Buckfast Abbey.

Exhibition Of Sculpture at Wells Cathedral (Fundraising for Headley Court)

2010- Dartmouth Academy- Exhibition Of Sculpture (Fundraising for St. Clements Church) Flavel Centre, Dartmouth- Exhibition of Sculpture (Fundraising for Headley Court) South West Sculptors- Exhibition at Dartington (Fundraising for Headley Court) Buckfast Abbey- Exhibition Of Sculpture (Fundraising for Headley Court and the Shelter Box Appeal

2008- Devon Open Studios, Slapton- Exhibition Of Paintings And Sculpture South West Sculptors joint exhibition, Dartington

2007- Brownston Gallery, Modbury- Exhibition Of Sculpture
English Heritage, Dartmouth Castle- Exhibition Of Paintings And Sculpture Delamore, Cornwood- Exhibition Of Sculpture

2006- Delamore Sculpture Garden, Cornwood
Exeter University, Exhibition Of Sculpture (part of their Golden Jubilee celebrations) Urban Splash Art Exhibition, Royal William Yard, Plymouth

2005- The Coombe Gallery, Dartmouth- Exhibition Of Bronze Sculpture 2005- Sculpture Bretagne, Landivisiau, Brittany- Joint Exhibition Of Sculpture

Delamore Sculpture Garden, Devon- Joint Exhibition
Camelford, Cornwall- Joint Exhibition
Rosie Smith Gallery, Salcombe- Exhibition Of Paintings
South West Sculptors Joint Exhibition With Breton Sculptors, Totnes, Devon DCA- Dartmouth Contemporary Arts Exhibition, St.Petrox Church, Dartmouth.

2004- Dart Marina Hotel, Dartmouth, Devon- Exhibition Of Paintings And Sculpture
Bark House Gallery, Newquay, Cornwall- Exhibition Of Sculpture
Rosie Smith Gallery, Salcombe, Devon- Exhibition Of Sculpture And Ceramics The Art Farm, Combeinteignhead, Devon- South West Sculptors Group Exhibition C.Visual Arts Festival, Torre Abbey, Devon- Exhibition Of Sculpture & Ceramics Vitreous Art Gallery, Truro, Cornwall- Exhibition Of Bronze Sculpture

Plymouth City Museum And Art Gallery- South West Open Art Exhibition- Sculpture 2003- Dartmouth Contemporary Arts, series of exhibitions celebrating the Silver Jubilee Of

The South West Coastal Path.
Harbour House, Kingsbridge, Devon- Exhibition Of Sculpture
Torbay Arts Festival- Exhibition Of Sculpture
South West Open Arts Exhibition, Plymouth, Devon- Exhibition Of Sculpture

2002- Cube Gallery, Bristol- Exhibition Of Sculpture
National Trust Greenway, Galmpton, Devon- Exhibitor and Curator

2001- Torbay Art Festival, Torbay, Devon- Exhibition Of Sculpture And Paintings Member Of Steering Committee- C. Visual Arts, Torbay, Devon
Art Trail, Dartmouth Art Festival, Devon- Exhibition Of Paintings And Sculpture (Organiser And Exhibitor)

2000- Founder of DRAPE- Dartmouth Regional Artists Promotion Enterprise Established Arley Pottery at Arley Hall And Gardens, Cheshire

1997- Designed and manufactured a range of limited edition bone china figurines- Alice In Wonderland

Developed a range of ceramic products for the aquatic trade
Production of corporate hand thrown pottery
Pitcairn Gallery, Knatsford, Cheshire- Exhibition Of Sculpture
Wilmslow Library, Cheshire- Exhibition Of Sculpture
Christchurch, Oxford- Alice In Wonderland Paintings Solo Show
The Lord Darlesbury Hotel, Cheshire- Exhibition Of Drawings And Sculpture Cheshire Libraries- Exhibition Of Drawings And Sculpture 

Exhibition History

July- Sept 2007Solo EXH. ST Petreox Church, Dartmouth
7th July - 15th June 2007S.W. Sculptors EXH. Dartington.
26th May - 1st June 2007Art Trail, The Old Piggery, Little Dartmouth
29th April-31st May 2007Art at Delamore, Cornwood, Devon
Current ExhibitionArtmill Gallery Stoke Plymouth
Current ExhibitionPlymouth City Museum and Art Galley
August 2006Urban Splash Art Exhibition, Royal William Yard, Plymouth,Devon
October 2005The Coombe Gallery, Dartmouth - Exhibition of Bronze Sculpture
June 2006Delamore Sculpture Garden, Cornwood, Devon
April-July 2006Exeter University, Golden Jubilee Celebrations Exhibition.