Tanya Gomez

Working in porcelain, I use a range of approaches in my throwing to create forms that will capture qualities of fluidity, movement and provide a sense of space.

It is through a process of energetic making and rigorous selection I have learnt to observe how the clay works and find new ways to go forward. The throwing is dynamic and cutting and assembling make the forms.

I make these works conscious of natural phenomena, dramatic landscapes and the diverse qualities of the sea. I spent five years working on private yachts travelling the globe absorbing colour, shape and diverse cultures. I have also always lived by the sea and it is where I currently have a studio. All of these inspire my work.

A further strand of my work looks at large thrown vessels; the pieces are thrown in parts and assembled to produce larger surfaces that are animated through the throwing and glazing. The forms have an impact both individually and as a group. By observing the lines and dimensions of the pieces I am able to create vivid landscapes and fluid architectural forms.

I am fascinated by the idea of creating an overwhelming sense of something that is so overpowering that one cannot comprehend its boundaries. This sensation can be translated into a piece by following a line, and using rhythm, balance, tension or colour.

The work is decorative but can be accompanied but a complimentary flower or foliage so they have the possibility to be functional if desired.

Born  1974

 Royal College of Art MA Ceramics and Glass                 
200104  Brighton University BA Honours Three Dimensional Craft and Design    
199901 Major:Ceramics Minor:Metal                                                                 
Camberwell College BTEC Art and Design          
 Professional Member of Craft Potters Association
2009  Charlotte Fraser Prize 
2007  Craft Council Development Award  
2006  Arts Council Grant  

Recent Solo Exhibitions
  Contemporary Ceramic Centre, London
Focus, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery, London 
Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art                                               
2010  RCA MA SHOW ONE, Royal College of Art
Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales       
2009  Land and Sea, Angela Mellor Gallery, Ely  
Einfall, Freud Museum, London            
Art in Clay, Hatfield House, Hatfield                                  
Art in Action,       
RBSA, 'Elements'                            
The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists          
2008  Open Studio, Shoreham-by-Sea                                         
Eat Drink and be Merry, Llantarnam Grange Arts, Torfaen                
High Tide, Regata Fine Art, Norfolk                              
Hastings, Hastings Museum                      
Art in Clay, Hatfield House, Hatfield                                   
Art in Action, Waterperry House, Oxfordshire                          
Contemporary Craft Fair, Bovey Tracey, Devon                                             
Kiln to Table, The Gallery @ Bevere,Worcester                 

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