School of Art

Contact Details

School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

Natalia Dias

Born: 1978, Portugal

Ceramicist. Dias moved to Britain in 2001 to complete a degree in Art Restoration and Decorative Studies, but found her passion was in the creation and not the restoration of artworks. She graduated with a first class honours degree from Cardiff School of Art & Design in 2009. Upon graduation Dias was awarded the Graduate Residency at Fireworks Clay Studios in Cardiff where she now practices as a professional artist.

Dias’ work has been exhibited extensively in Britain and abroad, and in 2007 she was awarded first prize in Ceramic & Glass in the Wellcome Trust’s ‘Design4Science’ competition. In 2010 she was gold medal winner for Craft and Design at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, with her work ‘Pan’ purchased for the ceramic collection at Aberystwyth.

The work of Dias is an allegory to the human conditions, the alchemical journey taken by an individual from birth to death in search of harmony. She quotes her references and influences as her own emotions, society, nature, fairy tales, and music, and artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Olafur Eliasson, Richard Slee and Marcel Duchamp.

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

Pan C1660 Ceramics