The strange otherworldliness of natural phenomena transports me away from the mundane and I become excited when fixed ceramic form seems alive, evoking awareness of life’s transience.
Tessa Eastman is a ceramicist with over twenty year's experience of working in clay. Her dynamic work is at the vanguard of the British contemporary ceramic art scene and she has been able to impress many with her originality, skill and above all with a daring new approach to the art form. Tessa’s meticulously hand built cloud bundles and complex crystal formations appear curiously alive with movement. She explores the strangeness of growth of natural phenomena where systems flow and digress from an intended pattern. She subsequently attempts to translate her findings in colourful glazed ceramics. Grouping her works highlights the contrast and creates a dialogue between pieces whereby negative space is valued as much as positive space. While creating, she looks for differences such as geometry and irregularity. Calling herself a modeller at heart, it is through sensitivity to form and glaze that her pieces become animated.
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