Tessa Eastman

Tessa Eastman is a British ceramic artist.

Tessa Eastman is a British ceramic artist who has nineteen years of experience of working with clay. She lives in London and works in Studio Manifold with a group of artists and designers who founded the studio in 2010.

Tessa has worked as an assistant to renowned ceramicist Kate Malone, who recently featured in The Great British Pottery Throw Down TV series. Tessa’s work has been shown by various galleries in the UK and internationally and she has taken part in exhibitions with Contemporary Applied Arts and with ceramic collector Preston Fitzgerald, the judge of the Young Masters Prize. Recent shows include ‘In Support of Eating’ at Sketch Restaurant and ‘The British Ceramics Biennial’ in the former Spode Factory in Stoke-on-Trent.

Tessa has produced a fresh body of work that grew out of her MA at the Royal College of Art in 2015. These original pieces show her ongoing commitment to the challenge of hand building in clay, using various techniques to create complex ceramic sculptures. She observes the often overlooked detail of natural microscopic structures as a starting point to developing works which possess a curious ambiguity. Undulating cloud-like forms are juxtaposed with harsh rock and mesh structures, revealing internal, expanding space. When grouped, pieces have a distinctive dialogue which generates an atmosphere of harmony and tension.

Group Exhibitions
2016 Lost Utopia: London, the Fitzrovia Gallery, London W1
2015 British Ceramics Biennial, Fresh, Spode Factory, Stoke-on-Trent
2015 Rupert Cavendish Antiques, London SW5
2015 Place & Proximity, Austin Forum, London W6
2006-15 Old Gasworks Open Studio, London SW6
2015 RCA Degree Show, London SW 11
2015 In Support of Eating, Sketch Restaurant, London W1S
2015 Chinese Finishing School, private ceramic collector’s home, SW7
2014-15 RCA Ceramic Art London Student Shows, London SW7
2014-15 RCA Work-in-Progress Shows, London SW7
2012-15 Jonathan Ross Christmas and Spring Shows, Gallery 286, London SW5
2012 London Potters Annual Members Exhibition, Morley Gallery, London SE1
2012 Five Decades of Harrow Ceramics, Contemporary Applied Arts, London W1
2012 Gallery Number Nine, Birmingham
2011 Bryanston Art Now, The Gallery in Cork Street, London W1
2011-12 Bicha Gallery Show, Oxo Tower, London SE1
2010 Upstairs at The Rose, Rose Pub, London SW6
2010 Cecilia Colman Gallery, London NW8
2009-2010 Bicha Gallery, Bristol, Brussels and London
2009 Newcastle Gateshead Art Fair with Bicha Gallery, Newcastle
2009 Bicha Gallery, St Gabriel’s Wharf, London SE1
2008 Bicha Winter Show, Wyndham Grand Hotel, London SW10
2008 Bryanston – Past and Present, the Gallery, London W1
2007 Islington Contemporary Art and Design Fair, Candid Arts, London N1
2006-07 New Designers & One Year On, Business Design Centre, London N1
2006 Kate Malone Open Studio, London N1
2006 Art from Earth, Tower 42, London EC2
2006 Les 4 Saisons – L’Automne, Beddington Fine Art, France
2005-06 Gallery West, Harrow

Public Collections
2006 Gresham Private Equity, London
2003 Abacus plc
2000 Bryanston Association, Bryanston School, Dorset