Tessa Whyatt is an eclectic artist. She started pottery with Kim Sachs in Johannesburg, then specialised in Ceramics during her art foundation at Central Saint Martin’s in London. She followed this with a B.A. Fine Arts at the University of Cape Town specialising in sculpture. Tessa also has a Masters in Art Therapy at the University of Hertfordshire, U.K. and is a Time To Think Facilitator. Her time is divided between her art practice at her studio in Woodstock, Thinking Environment training, and working with children as an Art Therapist.
A variety of natural forms inspire Tessa’s ceramics. They are unusual, experimental and quirky pieces. Her work stems from a diversity of influences, ranging from human anatomy, to flowers and trees, to microscopic underwater creatures. Tessa creates organic shapes that remain associative, yet are entirely original. She explores biological forms using white earthenware clay. Tessa has predominantly kept to neutrals but has started introducing colour into her work. She has been working on a range of Functional Sculptures.
See Tessa’s website for current images, and details of exhibitions, markets, and stockists of her work.