Tessa Eastman

tessa eastman



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

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

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

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


Key Events

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

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 66 Pimlico Road

2017 One of ten shortlisted for the Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize, Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London

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

2017 to present, Member of The Royal British Society of Sculptors

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

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

2016 to present, London Creative Network Professional Development Programme, Cockpit Arts, London

2014 to present, private ceramics teacher, London

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

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

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

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

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

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

2013-14 Ceramics Tutor, Bermondsey Ceramics Studio, London

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

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

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

2009 Ceramics workshops, Abbs Cross School, Essex

2007 Ceramics workshops, Community Focus, London

2007 Brush work assistant to potter Sue Binns, London

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

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

2005-06 Part time assistant to Zandra Rhodes, London

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

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

2004 Assistant to Andrew Logan, The Glasshouse, London


Group Exhibitions

2017 Art Miami with The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Miami Florida

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

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

2017 Tresor Contemporary Craft with Puls Gallery, Basel Switzerland

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

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

2017 Honorable Mention at Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, Korea

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

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

2017 Collect with FBC London, Saatchi Gallery, London SW3

2017 Art Rooms, Melia White House, London NW1

2016 to present, Fiona Barratt-Campbell Interiors, London SW1W

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

2016-17 Craft Emergency, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth PO1

2016 Bryanston Today, Mall Galleries, London SW1

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

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

2016 Emerging Potters Exhibition, Bils & Rye, Kirkbymoorside York

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

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

2016 Organism: Chelsea Fringe, Espacio Gallery, London E2

2015 to present, Pamono online design company, Berlin Germany

2015-16 Lost Utopia, 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 Studios, London SW6

2015 RCA Degree Show, London SW11

2015 In Support of Eating, Sketch Restaurant, London W1S

2015 Chinese Finishing School with Preston Fitzgerald, London SW7

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

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

2012-17 Jonathan Ross Christmas & 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

2009-10 Bicha Gallery, Bristol, Brussels & London

2009 Newcastlegateshead Art Fair, Bicha Gallery, Newcastle

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

2008 Bicha Winter Show, Wyndham Grand Hotel, London SW10

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

2007 Islington Contemporary Art & 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 Step Closer & Step Even Closer, Gallery West, Harrow HA1



2016 Craft Emergency Award, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth



2017 Honorable Mention at Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, Korea

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


Public Collections

2017 KOCEF, Korea Ceramic Foundation, Korea

2006 Gresham Private Equity, London

2003 Abacus plc.

2000 Bryanston Association, Bryanston School, Dorset



2017 ‘Holiday House London 2017’, Event Catalogue, 10th Dec (p 76-78)

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, 42-46)

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 (p 21)

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 (p 23)

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, (p 23 & 32)

2017 ‘Colour Duo’, La Revue de la Céramique et du Verre, No. 214, May-June (p 8)

2017 ‘Sensual Clouds’, De kleine K – The Independent Digital Ceramics Magazine, Issue 29, May (p 14-19)

2017 ‘Clay Talks’, Ceramic Art London – Exhibition Catalogue (p 6)

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

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 (p 6)

2017 ‘Emergency Call’, Crafts – the magazine for contemporary craft, Issue 264, Jan-Feb (p 6)

2016 ‘Puls Contemporary Ceramics’, TLmag – True Living of Art & Design, Issue 26, Autumn-Winter Nov (p 8-9)

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 (p 3)

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 (p 67)

2016 ‘The editing eye’, belle, Dec-Jan (p 78)

2015 ‘In the Air’, Frame, Nov-Dec (p 44)

2015 ‘Open Your Art’, Fulham Residents Journal, Issue 36, Oct (p 16-17)

2015 ‘British Ceramics Biennial’, BCB – Exhibition Catalogue, 26 Sept to 8 Nov (p 5)

2015 ‘Glazed & Confused’, The World Of Interiors, Aug (p 116)

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 (p 9)

2012 ‘London Potters Member Profile’, London Potters News, Issue 150, Aug-Sep (p 4-5)

2012 ‘Cork St exhibition provides a platform for young artists’, Bryanston Newsletter, No. 32 Spring (p 5)

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 (p 35-37)

2007 ‘Emerging Talent’, Ceramic Review, Issue 262, July-August (p 19)

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



2017 ‘Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale’, Ceramic Foundation, Korea (p 92-93)

2012 ‘Tradition & Innovation: Five Decades of Harrow Ceramics’, Forward by Alun Graves & Edited by Tessa Peters. University of Westminster, London (p 61)