Tessa is committed to the process of hand-building with clay, with occasional use of casting from moulds when repeats of the same shape are required.
Her curious and colourful ceramic sculptures allude to the microscopic world, where there exists a dynamic contrast within naturally occurring configurations. Tessa observes the detail and growth of these structures as a starting point to producing works which have strange otherworldly characteristics.
She hopes pieces enable one to connect with the idea of impermanence, an occurrence that makes up all living beings. Along with developing form, surface is equally important and Tessa carries out numerous glaze tests to achieve animated and sensual qualities.