Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize shortlisted artist Tessa Eastman is featured in the new issue of Ceramics Review. She also is featured in a solo exhibition at Aspex Gallery.
Tessa creates unique sculptures from clay using various hand-building techniques. Excited by the strange otherworldliness of natural phenomena, which transports her away from the mundane, she is intrigued by regular and repetitive sequences found in organisms.
The designer/maker explains:
“I aim for my forms to be beautiful in a bizarre manner so as to aid the appreciation of life’s absurdities where things don’t always make sense”.
Tessa, who trained at the University of Westminster, currently holds a studio at Cockpit Arts in London. In 2016 she was named the winner of Craft Emergency, an open submission group exhibition featuring the work of designers and makers from across the globe. In early 2016 we launched an open-call in association with Making Space. Eleven makers were selected for the show, of which Tessa was one; she was announced the winner in November 2016.
For the past 23 months Tessa has been working energetically, creating her most accomplished work to date. Now it’s time for Tessa to take to the main stage with a solo exhibition taking place at Aspex’s Craft Space (19 September – 18 November 2018).