Tanya GomezImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: 74 Winterbourne Close, Lewes, East Sussex, England, BN7 1JZ. View in Google Maps
Email:
Web-site: www.tgceramics.co.uk
Availability: All are welcome to come, but appointments will have to be made
Other information: I have experience in demonstrations and teaching small workshops
Joined on: 2009-01-21
Last Updated: 2013-08-08

Personal Statement

Personal Statement

Tanya Gomez grew up by the south coast of England, travelled and worked extensively overseas and returned to the UK to start her career as a ceramicist.

She studied at Camberwell College and graduated from the University of Brighton in 2004. She has developed her work, stirred by her coastal upbringing and sea travel.

Since Tanya has graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2010 she has evolved by working through a process of energetic making and rigorous selection. The throwing is dynamic and cutting and assembling make the forms.

Tanya is 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.

Current / Future Events

Current / Future Events

Making Space : Vessels
October 24, 2014 to October 31, 2014

Current Work

Current Work

Decorative vessels that are thrown porcelain using high temperature glazes.

Current work availablity:
Contemporary Applied Arts, 2 Percy Street, London
Contemporary Ceramics Centre, Great Russell Street, London 

Technical Information

Technical Information

I use a gas and electric kiln up to 1260, using a range of stains and glazes that are sprayed and layered.

Career Background

Career Background

QUALIFICATIONS
2008 – 2010 Royal College of Art, Masters Ceramics and Glass
2001 - 2004 Brighton University - BA Honours Three Dimensional Craft and Design. Major: Ceramics; Minor: Metal
1999 - 2001 Camberwell College - BTEC Art and Design
1999 - 2001 Throwing Course, Roland Austin, South East London

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
April – June 2013 Fired Up, Crafts Council, Hove Park School
Sept. 2005 – Sept. 2008 - Ceramic Technician, Technical Demonstrator University of Brighton, Ceramic Department
March 2007 - Children’s Ceramic Workshop. Glebe School, Southwick, West Sussex
Sept 2004 - Mexico, Oaxaca. Learning traditional techniques and firings in ceramics
Sept 2003 - Jan 2004 Bamboushay Pottery, Tortola, British Virgin Island. Throwing tableware at a local pottery to be sold for the tourists or locals.
June - Aug 2002 & May - Aug 2003 - Kemptown Terracotta, Brighton. Part-time apprenticeship to Arnold Rose.

LIFE EXPERIENCES AND SKILLS
I worked on several yachts as a deckhand, stewardess and cook. During this time I travelled around the Mediterranean, Caribbean and the Indian Ocean. I have also travelled independently throughout South and Central America, Mexico and India.
Certificate Marine Fire fighters
Certificate Survival Craft at sea
Sky Diving – Introduction course
Scuba Diving – Advance PADI

Awards and Publications

Awards and Publications

AWARDS
November 2009 – Charlotte Fraser Award
June 2007 - Craft Council Development Award
February 2007 - Design – Nation
July 2006 - Arts Council Grant

PUBLICATIONS
2013 Rhetoric of Colour. Ceramic Review, Issue 262 July/August 2013. Pg 34 - 37 + 67
2012 Bloomfield, Linda, The New Ceramics, Colour in Glazes. AC+Black.
2012 The Ceramics Book. Ceramic Review Publishing Ltd, 3rd Edition.
2012 The Best of 500 Ceramics, Celebrating a decade in Clay. Lark Crafts, Asheville.
2011 Taylor, Louisa, Ceramics, Tools and Techniques for the Contemporary Maker. Jaqui Small.
2011 Bloomfield, Linda, Advanced Pottery. Robert Hale Ltd, London.
2009 Cooper, Emmanuel, Contemporary Ceramics. Thames and Hudson, London.
2008 Ceramic Review, Issue 231, A Potter’s Day, May/June 2008, pg 79
2008 Ceramic Review, Issue 229, January/February 2008, pg.21
2007 Ceramic Review, Issue 226, July/August 2007, pg. 20
2007 Craft and Design, Craftsmen Magazine, One to watch, July/August 2007, pg.15
2007 Olive Magazine, January 2007, pg.17
2005 Ceramic Monthly, October 2005, pg. 255
2005 Ceramic Review, Issue 214, July/August 2005, pg. 17

Past Exhibitions and Shows

Past Exhibitions and Shows

COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery, London, 10th -13th May 2013
Young Clay, Keramiekcentrum Tiendschuur Tegelen, Kasteellaan 8, 5932 AG Tegelen, Netherlands 2013 www.tiendschuur.net
Ceramic Now, Contemporary Ceramic Centre, London, 6th - 29th June 2013
New Craftsman Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall, 13th July 2013

Open Studio Shoreham-by-Sea. 6th - 7th December 2008
Eat Drink and be Merry Llantarnam Grange Arts, Torfaen, South Wales. 8th November - 24th December 2008
High Tide Reggata Fine Art, Norfolk. 18th October - 29th December 2008
Hastings, Hastings Museum. 17th October – 4th January 2009
High Tide, Reggata Fine Art, Norfolk. 18th October -  29th December 2008
Eat Drink and be Merry, Llantarnam Grange Arts, Torfaen, South Wales. 8th November - 24th December 2008
Art in Clay, Hatfield House, Hatfield. 1st – 3rd August 2008
Art in Action, Waterperry House, Oxfordshire. 17th – 20th July 2008
Contemporary Craft Fair Bovey Tracey, Devon. 6th – 8th June 2008
Kiln to Table, The Gallery @ Bevere, Bevere Lane, Worcester. 5th April – 1st June 2008
Ceramic Art London, The Royal College of Art, London. 29th February – 2nd March 2008
Dining In, The Makers Guild in Wales Craft in The Bay, Cardiff. 29th February – 20th April 2008 


Winter at Tarmount, Tarmount Studios, Shoreham. 8th - 9th December 2007
Brighton Craft Fair, Brighton Dome. 23rd – 25th November 2007
CPA Oxford Ceramic Fair, St Edwards School, Oxford. 27th – 28th October 2007
Origin, Somerset House, London. week two: 9th – 14th October 2007
FIRED UP Ferrers Gallery, Staunton Harold, Leicestershire. 3rd August – 14th September 2007 
Art in Clay, Hatfield House, Hatfield. 3rd - 5th  August 2007
Retail Area, Bilston Gallery, Bilston, Wolverhampton. 19th June –1st September 2007      
Landmark Arts Fair, Teddington, Richmond. 15th – 17th June 2007
Contemporary Craft Fair Bovey Tracey, Devon. 8th – 10th June 2007
Brighton May Festival, Open Houses, 22 Salisbury Road, Hove and 88 Springfield Road, Fiveways. every May weekend Sat/Sun May 2007
British Craft Trade Fair, Harrogate, 15th – 17th April 2007


Brighton Craft Fair, Brighton Dome. 24th - 25th November 2006
Art in Clay, The Maltings, Farnham. 18th - 19th November 2006
Origin (craft council), Somerset House, London. week one: 3rd – 8th October 2006     
Bianco Nero Gallery, Stokesley, North Yorkshire. 22nd September – 27th October 2006
The Alexander Gallery, Summer Show, Brighton. 15th July – 2nd September 2006
Art in Clay, Hatfield House, Hatfield. 4th – 6th  August 2006
New Ashgate, Craft Show. 6th May – 29th July 2006                                                       
Brighton Open Houses, The Biscuit Studio, Hove and The Mint Leaf Restaurant, South Lanes. every May weekend Sat/Sun May 2006                
British Craft Trade Fair, Harrogate. 2nd – 4th April 2006
Sea Exhibition , Victoria Fearn Gallery, 6d Heol y Deri, Cardiff. March 2006
Midcentury Modern, De La Warr, Bexhill. November 2005
One year on, New Designers, Design Centre, Islington. July 2005

Work Styles

Work Styles

Porcelain
Thrown
Vases & Bowls
Sculptural
Kitchen & Tableware
Installations