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.
Farmleigh Gallery : VASE: Function Reviewed
January 19, 2017 to February 26, 2017
Devon Guild of Craftsmen : Pour Me with Tanya Gomez
March 18, 2017 to May 07, 2017
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
Kellie Miller Arts, 20 Market Street, Brighton, BN1 1HH
&Collective, Maple House, 28 Henderson Street, Bridge of Allan, FK9 4HR
I use a gas and electric kiln up to 1260, using a range of stains and glazes that are sprayed and layered.
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
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 - Childrens 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
November 2009 Charlotte Fraser Award
June 2007 - Craft Council Development Award
February 2007 - Design Nation
July 2006 - Arts Council Grant
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 Potters 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
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