Tessa Eastman

tessa eastman



2013-15 MA Ceramics & Glass, Royal College of Art, London UK

2003-06 BA Hons Ceramics: Upper Second, University of Westminster, London UK

2002-03 BTEC National Diploma Foundation Studies: Distinction, Wimbledon School of Art, London UK

1997-2002 A Levels: Ceramics, Art History & Graphic Design, Bryanston School, Dorset UK




2018 Art New York with The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, New York USA

2018 Milan Design Week Salone del Mobile (17th to 22nd April) with Claude Missir Interiors at Nilufar Gallery, Milan Italy

2018 Art Boca Raton Contemporary Art Fair with Steidel Contemporary, Boca Raton USA

2018 Collect, The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects with The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Saatchi Gallery, London SW3 UK

2018 Art Wynwood with The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Miami Florida USA

2018 Paddle8 Contemporary Ceramics Auction, selected by Courtenay Moon, New York USA

2018 Art Palm Beach with Steidel Contemporary, West Palm Beach Florida USA


2017 Art Miami with The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Miami Florida USA

2017 Vigorous Form curated by Courtenay Moon, Ebor St, London E1 UK

2017 Holiday House with FBC London, Hamilton Terrace, London NW8 UK

2017 Tresor Contemporary Craft with Puls Gallery, Basel Switzerland

2017 Cracked curated by Courtenay Moon, 50 Golborne Rd, London W10 UK

2017 Young Masters Prize with Cynthia Corbett, Gallery 8, London SW1Y, Royal Over-Seas League, London SW1A & Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, London SW1Y UK

2017 Cockpit Arts Summer & Winter Open Studios Deptford, London SE8 UK

2017 Honorable Mention at Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, Korea

2017 Pour Me, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Devon 9AF UK

2017 Puls Contemporary Ceramics duo show with Michal Fargo, Puls Gallery, Brussels Belgium

2017 Collect, The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects with FBC London, Saatchi Gallery, London SW3 UK

2017 Art Rooms, Melia White House, London NW1 UK


2016 to present, FBC London, SW1W UK

2016-17 Zetter Space with Paul Sayers paintings, London EC1 UK

2016-17 Craft Emergency, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth PO1 UK

2016 Bryanston Today, Mall Galleries, London SW1 UK

2016 Three pieces in 14th Oct sale of studio ceramics & design, Adam Partridge Auctioneers, Macclesfield Cheshire UK

2016 Bulwer Yard Open House with potter Robert Collingwood, Adams + Collingwood Architects, London W12 UK

2016 Emerging Potters Exhibition, Bils & Rye, Kirkbymoorside York UK

2016 Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again, Earls Court Project Rooms, London SW6 UK

2016 Open Art Spaces: West London open studios, London W14 UK

2016 Organism: Chelsea Fringe, Espacio Gallery, London E2 UK


2015 to present, Pamono online design company, Berlin Germany

2015-16 Lost Utopia, Fitzrovia Gallery, London W1 UK

2015 British Ceramics Biennial: Fresh, Spode Factory, Stoke-on-Trent UK

2015 Rupert Cavendish Antiques, London SW5 UK

2015 Place & Proximity, Austin Forum, London W6 UK

2015 RCA Degree Show, London SW11 UK

2015 In Support of Eating, Sketch Restaurant, London W1S UK

2015 Chinese Finishing School with Preston Fitzgerald, London SW7 UK


2014-15 RCA Ceramic Art London Student Shows, London SW7 UK

2014-15 RCA Work-in-Progress Shows, London SW7 UK


2012-17 Jonathan Ross Christmas & Spring Shows, Gallery 286, London SW5 UK

2012 London Potters Annual Members Exhibition, Morley Gallery, London SE1 UK

2012 Five Decades of Harrow Ceramics, Contemporary Applied Arts, London W1 UK

2012 Gallery Number Nine, Birmingham UK


2011-12 Bicha Gallery Show, Oxo Tower, London SE1 UK

2011 Bryanston Art Now, The Gallery in Cork Street, London W1 UK


2010 Upstairs at The Rose, Rose Pub, London SW6 UK

2010 Cecilia Colman Gallery, London NW8 UK


2009-10 Bicha Gallery, Bristol, Brussels Belgium & London UK

2009 Newcastlegateshead Art Fair, Bicha Gallery, Newcastle UK

2009 Bicha Gallery, St Gabriel’s Wharf, London SE1 UK


2008 Bicha Winter Show, Wyndham Grand Hotel, London SW10 UK

2008 Bryanston – Past & Present, The Gallery in Cork Street, London W1 UK


2007 Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair, Candid Arts, London N1 UK


2006-15 Old Gasworks Open Studios, London SW6 UK

2006-07 New Designers & One Year On, Business Design Centre, London N1 UK

2006 Kate Malone Open Studio, London N1 UK

2006 Art From Earth, Tower 42, London EC2 UK

2006 Les 4 Saisons – L’Automne, Beddington Fine Art, France


2005-06 Step Closer & Step Even Closer, Gallery West, Harrow HA1 UK



2017 Member of The Royal Society of Sculptors, London UK

2017 Shortlisted for the Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize, Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London UK & USA

2016 London Creative Network Professional Development Programme, Cockpit Arts, London UK

2016 Craft Emergency Award, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth UK



2017 Honorable Mention at Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, Korea

2015 Fresh at British Ceramics Biennial, Spode Factory, Stoke-on-Trent UK


Public Collections

2017 KOCEF, Korea Ceramic Foundation, Korea

2006 Gresham Private Equity, London UK

2003 Abacus plc. UK

2000 Bryanston Association, Bryanston School, Dorset UK



2018 to present, Ceramics Tutor, The Kiln Rooms, London UK

2017 to present, Ceramics Tutor, Heatherley’s Art School, London UK

2017 to present, Sculpture Diploma Tutor, Heatherley’s Art School, London UK

2017 Pottery Tutor, Parade Mews Pottery, Tulse Hill, London UK

2016 Ceramics & Glass technician cover, Royal College of Art, London UK

2015-16 Head of Pottery, Malden Centre, New Malden UK

2014 to present, private ceramics teacher, London UK

2014-15 People’s Pottery Tutor, Ceramics Studio Co-Op, London UK

2014 One day throwing workshop, Pupil Referral Unit, Redbridge Tuition Services, Barkingside UK

2013-14 Ceramics Tutor, Bermondsey Ceramics Studio, London UK

2009 Ceramics workshops, Abbs Cross School, Essex UK

2009 Ceramic mosaic community arts project with artist Honor Pinner, Darrick Wood School, Bromley Kent UK

2008-13 Pottery Technician & Tutor, Malden Centre, New Malden Surrey UK

2007-13 Artist in Residence, Richard Challoner School, New Malden Surrey UK

2007 Ceramics workshops, Community Focus, London UK

2007 Technician & teaching assistant, Credo-Creative Ceramic Designs, Kent UK

2005 Adult ceramics summer school assistant, University of Westminster, London UK

2005 Ceramics teacher and project organiser, John Betts Summer School faire, London UK



2018 Young Masters artists talk presented by The Cynthia Corbett Gallery at The Arts Club as part of London Craft Week, 10th May, Dover Street Arts Club, London UK

2018 Crafts Council Workshop, reaching your market, making the most of online presentation, marketing & social media, 9th Feb, London UK

2017 Meet the Maker with FBC London, coinciding with the London Design Festival, FBC London look at the inspiration behind collaborations with leading artists & designers. The first in the series starts with FBC London founder Fiona Barratt-Campbell & award winning ceramicist Tessa Eastman, 21st Sept, FBC London UK

2017 Micro-organics Lecture, Rob Kesseler in conversation with ceramic artists Tessa Eastman & Ikuko Iwamoto, Ceramic Art London 31st March, Central Saint Martins, London UK



2007-13 Artist in Residence, Richard Challoner School, New Malden Surrey UK



2017 Collaboration with Italian design duo Erica Agogliati & Francesca Avian of Flatwig Studio, Lucerne Project, London UK


Assistance in my studio

2010-17 Took on studio interns (2 Camberwell ceramics graduates, 1 Morley College, 1 Brighton, 1 RCA & 2 private students), London UK


Assistance to artists and at fairs

2014-15 Ceramic Art London assistant (4-6 April 2014 & 17-19 April 2015) Royal College of Art, London UK

2007 Brush work assistant to potter Sue Binns, London UK

2002-07 Full & part time assistant to ceramicist Kate Malone, London UK & France

2005-06 Part time assistant to Zandra Rhodes, London UK

2004 Assistant to Andrew Logan, The Glasshouse, London UK



London UK & USA Cynthia Corbett Gallery

London UK FBC London

New York USA 1stdibs

Berlin Germany Pamono

Belgium Brussels Puls Contemporary Ceramics

Texas & Florida USA Steidel Contemporary



2017 ‘Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale’, Ceramic Foundation, Korea (p92-93)

2012 ‘Tradition & Innovation: Five Decades of Harrow Ceramics’, Forward by Alun Graves & Edited by Tessa Peters. University of Westminster, London UK (p61)



2018 ‘Colour in Ceramics Part II’, De kleine K – The Independent Digital Ceramics Magazine, Issue 41, May (p44)

2018 ‘Young Masters at The Arts Club’, London Craft Week Brochure, 10th May (p53 & p104)

2018 ‘Colour in Ceramics’, De kleine K – The Independent Digital Ceramics Magazine, Issue 39, March (p49)

2018 ‘The Things to Come at Collect 2018, Eye on Britain’, TL Magazine, 21st Feb

2018 ‘Crafts Council Talk’, Crafts Council, 9th Feb

2018 ‘Collect The International Art Fair For Contemporary Objects’, Exhibition Leaflet (p2)

2018 ‘Collect The International Art Fair For Contemporary Objects’, London Art Fair Catalogue, 17th to 21st Jan (p37)

2018 ‘Collect The International Art Fair For Contemporary Objects’, Crafts – The Magazine For Contemporary Craft, Issue 270, Jan-Feb (p26)

2017 ‘Holiday House London 2017’, Event Catalogue, 10th Dec (p76-78)

2017 ‘Inside London’s Newest Contemporary Ceramics Show’, The Architectural Digest, 17th Nov

2017 ‘Young Masters, a celebration of art history through the eyes of international contemporary artists’, Ceramics Art + Perception, Issue 106, Oct (p3 & p42-46)

2017 ‘Tresor, a new fair debuts in Basel’, Pamono – The World’s Finest Dealers in Design, 26th Sept

2017 ‘Meet the Maker with FBC London’, Belgravia Residents Journal, Issue 64, Sept (p21)

2017 ‘6 Female Artists Demonstrate Pottery’s Subversive Potential’, Creators Art & Culture by VICE, 28th July

2017 ‘Cockpit Arts-LCN Participant Feature: Tessa Eastman’, Space Studios Artist Development Newsletter, July

2017 ‘Cockpit Arts Open Studios’, Crafts – The Magazine For Contemporary Craft, Issue 267, July-Aug (p23)

2017 ‘After Nyne @ Young Masters Art Prize: Meet the Artists’, After Nyne, Issue 15, May-June

2017 ‘Young Masters Art Prize: Eyes On The Future, Echoes Of The Past’, Huffington Post, 15th June

2017 ‘Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize Shortlisted Artist: Tessa Eastman’, Young Masters Art Prize Blog, 15th May

2017 ‘Young Masters’ – Exhibition Catalogue, (p23 & p32)

2017 ‘Colour Duo’, La Revue de la Céramique et du Verre, No. 214, May-June (p8)

2017 ‘Sensual Clouds’, De kleine K – The Independent Digital Ceramics Magazine, Issue 29, May (p14-19)

2017 ‘Clay Talks’, Ceramic Art London – Exhibition Catalogue (p6)

2017 ‘Inspiring Moments’, De kleine K – The Independent Digital Ceramics Magazine, Issue 28, April (p28)

2017 ‘On the Cutting Edge of Tradition’, Pamono – The World’s Finest Dealers in Design, 16th March

2017 ‘Tessa Eastman and Michal Fargo at Puls’, New Ceramics – Neue Keramik – The European Ceramics Magazine, Issue 2, March-April (p6)

2017 ‘Emergency Call’, Crafts – The Magazine For Contemporary Craft, Issue 264, Jan-Feb (p6)

2016 ‘Puls Contemporary Ceramics’, TLmag – True Living of Art & Design, Issue 26, Autumn-Winter Nov (p8-9)

2016 ‘Crafts Council Maker of the Week’, Crafts Council, 28th Nov

2016 ‘Craft Emergency 2016: Winners Announcement’ Aspex Gallery News, 25th Nov

2016 ‘Open Art Spaces’, London Live, 24th June

2016 ‘MP takes a spin in new education hub’, Surrey Comet, 20th May (p3)

2016 ‘The Haphazard Physical: CR meets ceramic artist Tessa Eastman’, Ceramic Review Blog, 16th March

2016 ‘Ones to watch’, Ceramic Review, Issue 278, March-April (p67)

2016 ‘The editing eye’, belle, Dec-Jan (p78)

2015 ‘In the Air’, Frame, Nov-Dec (p44)

2015 ‘Open Your Art’, Fulham Residents Journal, Issue 36, Oct (p16-17)

2015 ‘British Ceramics Biennial’, BCB – Exhibition Catalogue, 26th Sept to 8th Nov (p5)

2015 ‘Glazed & Confused’, The World Of Interiors, Aug (p116)

2015 ‘The Top 5 Designers at RCA’s 2015 Graduate Show’, Sight Unseen, 1st July

2015 ‘Royal College of Art Work in Progress 15: Ceramics & Glass’, Arts Thread, 3rd Feb

2014 ‘Behind The Scenes: The Artists’, Fulham Residents Journal, Issue 23, Jul-Aug (p9)

2012 ‘London Potters Member Profile’, London Potters News, Issue 150, Aug-Sep (p4-5)

2012 ‘Cork St exhibition provides a platform for young artists’, Bryanston Newsletter, No. 32 Spring (p5)

2011 ‘Sweets for My Sweet, Sugar for My Honey – Melissa Gamwell revels in the wonderful world of Tessa Eastman’, Ceramic Review, Issue 250, July-August (p35-37)

2007 ‘Emerging Talent’, Ceramic Review, Issue 226, July-August (p19)

2004 ‘Company’s Act of Enlightenment’, News Journal – Newbury Weekly News, 10th June (Arts News & Reviews page)