Working from her North London studio, Tessa uses a variety of building methods to make both practical and sculptural ceramic pieces, Tessa’s pottery explores the geometry, structure and energy of self and organic form.
Originally studying pottery with Helen Hattori, who had learnt pottery in Japan, Tessa became so enamoured with clay that she went on to gain a degree in Ceramics from Central School of Art and Design. Later, she returned to the Camden Institute to teach, consequently going on to teach for many years at her own studio. Tessa is currently teaching at Turning Earth members studio, in North London.
Taking inspiration from nature, all of Tessa’s work derives from the natural elements earth, wind, water and fire. Working out of her home studio in leafy North London, inspiration comes from the natural surroundings of her suburban garden.
The majority of her ceramics is in high fired stoneware, strong and durable and practical for daily use or outdoor weather.
Here are a few examples of a variety of her ceramic pieces. For more information on Tessa’s artwork you can contact her directly via the contact page.
To find out more about Tessa’s North London pottery classes, please visit the the pottery classes page.