Ceramic review masterclass
‘What I love about ceramics is that one can make something permanent from an intangible material that bends and moves just like forms in nature’. Tessa Eastman discusses the inspirations and procedures behind her sculptures, which combine slab-building, press-moulding and coiling. See the full masterclass in Ceramic Review issue 297.
Film by Layton Thompson for Ceramic Review.
Award-winning British ceramic sculptor Tessa Eastman explains why she prefers to hand-build, using age-old forming methods to create her Baby Cloud Bundles. This film was produced by Cluster Crafts, an organisation supporting professional practitioners. It features the artist in her studio and at Cluster’s headquarters for London Craft Week’s Create Day.
Film by Ahmad El Mad for Create Day.
Cure 3 Interview
Through her contribution to the Cure 3 exhibition, Tessa Eastman explored the connotations surrounding clouds. She created ‘Purple Midnight Baby Cloud Bundle’, an uncanny sculpture which appears almost alive and moving. The juxtaposition of the rigid, transparent cube and the seemingly formless coloured shape, echo the instability of human emotions.
Film by Dan Fontanelli for Cure3.
SPROUTING LIMITLESS CLOUD
‘Sprouting Limitless Cloud’ was created in response to the Dutch Golden Age painting ‘Haarlem’ by painter Jacob van Ruisdael where the ceramist admires the skill and tonal qualities present and there is an air of optimism along with obscurity due to the fact the horizon lowers to the bottom third of the canvas revealing a large expanse of sky.
Film by FBC London.
Strangeness in nature
Strangeness in Nature offers a glimpse into the techniques and processes behind Tessa Eastman’s glazed ceramic sculptures. The film also conveys a strong sense of her aesthetics and influences. It is not quite like being in the same room of course, but in less than three minutes, the film is both entertaining and informative.
Film by Great Scott Films.
Young Masters Prize
The Arts Club hosted Young Masters Prize ceramists Jo Taylor, Lucille Lewin and Tessa Eastman. In conversation with UK Crafts Council’s Daniella Wells, curator Preston Fitzgerald and Cynthia Corbett, founder of the Young Masters Prize and director of the Cynthia Corbett Gallery – these three artists discussed their work, offering insight into their varied practises. The event was recorded as a podcast by After Nyne Magazine.