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Tanya Gomez

Tanya Gomez ceramics, Sept 2014.

Tanya Gomez graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2010 where she developed her techniques of working with porcelain. Since then she has been establishing a growing reputation, from her base in Sussex, exhibiting internationally and working to commission.

Tanya Gomez describes the processes and thoughts behind her work:

Tanya Gomez ceramics, Sept 2014.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.

Tanya Gomez’ websiteTanya Gomez ceramics, Sept 2014.

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