Tessa Eastman’s ceramic sculptures appear curiously alive with movement. Meticulously building her shapes by hand, she draws inspiration from organic forms as seen through a microscope. She explores the strangeness of the growth of natural phenomena in which systems flow and digress from an intended pattern, translating her findings in richly glazed ceramics. While making Eastman strives for contrasts: soft and hard, order and chaos, geometry and irregularity. It is through sensitivity to form and glaze that her pieces become animated and much time is invested in glaze research and testing.