Tessa Eastman MRSS
Tessa is a London based sculptor committed to hand-building in clay. She has worked as an assistant to renowned ceramicist Kate Malone and teaches at Heatherley’s Art School.
Tessa produced a fresh body of work that grew out of her MA at the Royal College of Art where microscopic structures are observed before developing curious ambiguous sculptures. She aims to fix fleeting cloud states which represent the ideal and the perishable, signifying doom and fantasy.
The strange otherworldliness of natural phenomena transports Tessa away from the mundane and she is excited when growth patterns mutate to produce tension and form seems alive, evoking awareness of life’s impermanence.
Voluminous clouds are juxtaposed with mesh structures revealing internal space. This internal/external relationship presents the void as a life force.
Time is devoted to glaze research. Equally through rich glaze surface and three dimensional forms, pieces develop depth of character.