Tessa Eastman - CV

Education

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

Awards

2020 Member of The Art Workers’ Guild

2020 The Michelangelo Foundation selection for the Homo Faber Guide

2018 Ceramics Art + Perception Magazine Writing Prize, Bridging the Divide: The Poised Sculpture of Tessa Eastman by Ashley Thorpe, Sydney Australia

2018 Shortlisted for the Carter Preston Prize, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool UK

2018 Member of Contemporary Applied Arts, London UK

2017 Member of The Royal Society of Sculptors, London UK

2017 Honorable Mention at Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, Korea

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

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

2016-18 Craft Emergency Award, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth UK

Public collections

2017 KOCEF, Korea Ceramic Foundation, Korea

2006 Gresham Private Equity, London UK

2003 Abacus plc. UK

2000 Bryanston Association, Dorset UK

Teaching

2020 Kiln Training, Royal Alexandra & Albert School, Redhill UK

2020 Guest speaker, University of Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire UK

2019 V&A sanctuary workshop, Victoria & Albert Museum, London UK

2019 Guest speaker, Cardiff School of Art & Design, Wales UK

2018 to present, Ceramic tutor, The Kiln Rooms, London UK

2017 to present, Ceramic tutor, Heatherley School of Art, London UK

2017 to present, Sculpture diploma tutor, Heatherley School of Art, London UK

2018 Ceramic workshop, Making Space Havant, Hampshire UK

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

2016 Ceramic technician, Royal College of Art, London UK

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

2014 to present, private ceramic teacher, London UK

2014-15 People’s pottery tutor, Ceramics Studio Co-Op, London UK

2014 Throwing workshop, Pupil Referral Unit, Redbridge Tuition Services, Barkingside UK

2013-14 Ceramic tutor, Bermondsey Ceramics Studio, London UK

2009 Ceramic workshops, Abbs Cross School, Essex UK

2009 Ceramic mosaic community arts project with 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 Ceramic workshops, Community Focus, London UK

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

2005 Adult ceramic summer school, University of Westminster, London UK

2005 Ceramic teacher and project organiser, John Betts School, London UK

Lectures

2020 Guest speaker, University of Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire UK

2019 Artist talk, Cluster Crafts, London UK

2019 V&A Sanctuary, Victoria & Albert Museum, London UK

2019 Into The Fold, Cardiff School of Art & Design, Wales UK

2019 Crafts Council Hothouse: marketing & audience development, Knuston Hall, Wellingborough UK

2019 Young Masters Ceramics Prize: Artists, Judges & Curators, Ceramic Art London, Central Saint Martins, London UK

2019 Artist talk, Clifford Chance, London UK

2019 Professional Development talk, The Kiln Rooms, London UK

2018 In conversation with Making Space Director Lynne Dick, Making Space Havant, Hampshire UK

2018 Young Masters Ceramics Prize artists in conversation with The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Dover Street Arts Club, London Craft Week UK

2018 Crafts Council Workshop: reaching your market, making the most of online presentation, marketing & social media, Canada Water Culture Space, London UK

2017 Meet the Maker with FBC London founder Fiona Barratt-Campbell & award winning ceramist Tessa Eastman, FBC London, Pimlico Road Design District, London Design Festival UK

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

2017 Annette Sloth of Gallery Puls in conversation with ceramic artists Michal Fargo & Tessa Eastman, Puls Contemporary Ceramics, Belgium Brussels

Professional Activities

2020-21 Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers alias Wire Workers technical judge, Tin Prize RCA Ceramics & Glass MA, London UK

2019 Ceramic architectural model for RA Summer Exhibition, Peter Barber Architects, London UK

2017 Lucerne project, Flatwig Studio, London UK

2014-15 Ceramic Art London assistant, Royal College of Art, London UK

2007 Brush work assistant to Sue Binns, London UK

2002-07 Assistant to Kate Malone, London UK & France

2005-06 Assistant to Zandra Rhodes, London UK

2004 Assistant to Andrew Logan, The Glasshouse, London UK

Publications

2020 ‘Special Effect Glazes’ by Linda Bloomfield, The New Ceramics, Herbert Press, Bloomsbury Publishing (cover and p6, 74, 78-79, 118)

2020 ‘het grote K boek 3′ by Mels Boom, De kleine K, The Netherlands (p78-83)

2019 ‘Colour In Glazes’ by Linda Bloomfield, The New Ceramics, second edition, Herbert Press, Bloomsbury Publishing (p92)

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)

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