Tessa Eastman

tessa eastman

 

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

 

Selected Exhibitions Solo & Two Person

2019 Cloudspotting, Jason Jacques Gallery, New York USA

2019 Le désordre en délice de l’imagination, the disorder in delight of the imagination, Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste, Toucy France

2018-19 Strangeness in Nature: Ceramics by Tessa Eastman, Clifford Chance, London E14 UK

2018 Craft Emergency, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth PO1 UK

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

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020

2020 Zest, Contemporary Applied Arts, London W1U UK

2020 Retrospective, Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste, Toucy France

2020 Ode to Clay with Jason Jacques Gallery, New York USA

2019

2019 Pik’d, Downtown Beirut, Lebanon

2019 Summer of Ceramics, Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire UK

2019 The Cynthia Corbett Gallery Summer Exhibition, London SW1Y UK

2019 Cockpit Arts Summer & Winter Open Studios Holborn, London WC1N UK

2019 The Thousand and One Nights, Artual Gallery, Downtown Beirut, Lebanon

2018

2018 No Hierarchy Just Harmony, Contemporary Applied Arts, London SE1 UK

2018 Material Matters at Dialogues Through Time, Wildt’sche Haus, Basel Switzerland

2018 Pik’d, Downtown Beirut, Lebanon

2018 Friends of The Kiln Rooms, The Clay Store, London SE15 UK

2018 Carter Preston Prize, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool UK

2018 Ceramics at Doddington, Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire UK

2018 New Members Showcase, Contemporary Applied Arts, London SE1 UK

2018 The Cynthia Corbett Gallery Summer Exhibition, London SW1Y UK

2018 Cockpit Arts Summer & Winter Open Studios Holborn, London WC1N UK

2018 Paddle8 Contemporary Ceramics Auction, New York USA

2017

2017 Vigorous Form, Ebor St, London E1 UK

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

2017 Cracked, 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

2016

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 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, London E2 UK

2015

2015 to present, Pamono Design, Berlin Germany

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

2015 Rupert Cavendish Antiques, London SW5 UK

2015 Place & Proximity, Austin Forum, London W6 UK

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

2014-15 RCA Ceramic Art London student shows, London SW7 UK

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

2012

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

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

2011 Bryanston Art Now, Cork Street, London W1 UK

2010

2010 Cecilia Colman Gallery, London NW8 UK

2009

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

2008

2008 Bicha Winter Show, Wyndham Grand, London SW10 UK

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

2006

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

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

 

Selected Art Fairs

2020

2020 Collect, The International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design with The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Somerset House, London WC2R UK

2020 London Art Fair with The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London N1 UK

2020 FOG Design + Art with Jason Jacques Gallery, San Francisco USA

2019

2019 Design Miami with Jason Jacques Gallery, Miami Florida USA

2019 Fine Art & Antiques Fair Olympia with Steidel Contemporary, London W14 UK

2019 Collect Showcase, The International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design with The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Saatchi Gallery, London SW3 UK

2019 Art Wynwood with The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Miami Florida USA

2019 London Art Fair with The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London N1 UK

2018

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

2018 SOFA Chicago with Steidel Contemporary, Chicago USA

2018 Art Market Hamptons with The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Bridgehampton New York USA

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

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

2017

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

2017 Tresor Contemporary Craft with Puls Gallery, Basel Switzerland

2016

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

2009

2009 Newcastle Gateshead Art Fair, Bicha Gallery, Newcastle UK

2007

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

 

Biennials

2017 Honorable Mention at Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, Korea

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

 

Residencies

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

 

Awards

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 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 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, The Heatherley School of Art, London UK

2017 to present, Sculpture diploma tutor, The 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 Worshipful Company of Tin Plate & 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

 

Representation

London UK Alveston Fine Art Ltd

London UK Contemporary Applied Arts

London UK Cynthia Corbett Gallery

London UK FBC London

Toucy France Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste

New York USA Jason Jacques Gallery

Berlin Germany Pamono

Beirut Lebanon Pik’d Gallery

Belgium Brussels Puls Contemporary Ceramics

 

Publications

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

2019 ‘Colour In Glazes’ by Linda Bloomfield, Herbert Press, second edition (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)

 

Press

2020 ‘The Cockpit Effect Case Study with Tessa Eastman’, The Cockpit Effect Impact Report – Cockpit Arts, 2nd April

2020 ‘A Piece of Paris in Notting Hill’, The Times Magazine, 25th Jan

2019 ‘Tessa Eastman and Nature’s Ambiguities’, Crafts Council – Maker Of The Month, 24th Oct

2019 ‘Tessa Eastman Cloudspotting’, Artfix Daily – Curated Art World News & Exclusives, 26th Sept

2019 ‘PIK’D Your Favourite Art Piece’, Cedar Wings – The In-flight Magazine of Middle East Airlines, Aug-Sept (p80-85)

2019 ‘Experience ‘living breathing culture’ at Doddington Hall’s Summer of Ceramics’, The Lincolnite, 26th July

2019 ‘Moments of Inspiration’, De kleine K – The Independent Digital Ceramics Magazine, Issue 55 July (p4 & 27)

2019 ‘Masterclass with Tessa Eastman’, Ceramic Review, Issue 297 May-June (p68-75)

2019 ‘Tessa Eastman at Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste’, L’oeil, Issue 723 May (p112)

2019 ‘Tessa Eastman, Strange Nature’, connaissance des arts, Issue 781 May (p26 & 115)

2019 ‘Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste’, Beaux Arts, April

2019 ‘Bridging the Divide: The Poised Sculpture of Tessa Eastman by Ashley Thorpe’, Ceramics Art + Perception, Issue 111 Jan (p1-2 & p110-117)

2019 ‘Collect The International Art Fair For Modern Craft and Design’, Exhibition Catalogue (p52-53)

2019 ‘Crazing Ceramics – Seven piping hot ceramics straight from the kiln’, Pamono – The World’s Finest Dealers in Design, 9th Jan

2018-19 ‘Strangeness in Nature at Clifford Chance’ exhibition brochure, 17 Dec 2018-14 June 2019

2018 ‘2019-20 Trend Institute Presentation’, Interni & Decor, Dec (p197)

2018 ‘2019-20 Future Consumers & CMF Trend’, ehousing total interior monthly magazine, Volume 223 Dec (p154)

2018 ‘Art House’, Crafts – The Magazine For Contemporary Craft, Issue 275 Nov-Dec (p58-61)

2018 ‘Bizarre Beauty’, Ceramic Review, Issue 294, Nov-Dec (p18)

2018 ‘Samhwa Paint – colour, materials and finishing 2019-20 design trends analysis’, seminar no.7 book, Seoul Korea Oct 2018 (p18-19)

2018 ‘Bryanston School, great for art and creativity’, The Week Independent Schools Guide, Autumn-Winter (p47)

2018 ‘Making Space Event’, Making Space Blog, 14th Aug

2018 ‘Carter Preston Prize Exhibition’, Crafts – The Magazine For Contemporary Craft, Issue 273 July-Aug (p14 & p66)

2018 ‘Potclays – from mud to work of art’, ClayCraft, Issue 17 July-Aug (p2)

2018 ‘Human Hands’, Country & Town Interiors – Country & Town House, Issue 1 June (p27)

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’ – 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 ‘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)