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Tanya Gomez

Tanya Gomez Ceramicist
©Sarah Weald

Extremes and calmness

  • • Tanya feels her work is a lifelong investigation
  • • She is inspired by time spent on boats and yachts
  • • Her signature vessels impress with their colours

As a very young women Tanya Gomez lived in the most beautiful countries and travelled the world. Working on boats, she was able to change continents easily. “Whenever I travelled, I always made sure I had a lovely personal space, even in the smallest bunk. I was a very hands-on person in this regard." Aged 24, she decided to gain a skill, and instinctively she knew it needed to involve designing in 3D. Her studies began with a BTEC in Art and Design and an evening course with a ceramicist, followed by a Bachelor's degree in 3D Design at the University of Brighton, and a Master's degree in ceramics and glass at the Royal College of Art. Tanya is known for her large cylindrical porcelain vessels, which she throws, cuts, and mounts in a very dynamic manner and then glazes with brightly colored glazes. Despite the simplicity of her signature vessels as individuals, when seen together, they form complex patterns of colour and shape.

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Works

  • ©Jonathan Bassett
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Photo: ©Jonathan Bassett
Bella

This small oval table vase has a curved opening and a bright yellow glaze. It is made of turned and manipulated porcelain, and high fired in a reduction firing of 1260°C.

Height 24 cm
Diameter 43 cm

Photo: ©Jonathan Bassett
Monet Water Lilles

This work consists of three vessels varying in heights, which are similar in shape but differ in colour. The dark blue, the light rose, and the bright yellow of the objects are reminiscent of the well-known painting by the French artist. The vessels are made from porcelain fired in a reduction firing of 1260°C.

Height 27 cm
Diameter 16 cm
Height 23 cm
Diameter 16 cm
Height 7 cm
Diameter 10 cm

Photo: ©Jonathan Bassett
Small Wide Mazarine

This flat small oval table vase has a curved opening and deep dark blue glaze that appears lighter at the rim. It is made of turned and manipulated porcelain and fired at 1260°C in a reduction firing.

Height 13 cm
Diameter 26 cm

Photo: ©Jonathan Bassett
Bergy bit, Pinnacle and Round

This work consists of three vessels of different heights, which are similar in their oval shape but differ in color and size. The white and light blue glazing and the structures of the individual objects are reminiscent of glacier landscapes. The works are made of turned and manipulated porcelain and fired in a reduction firing of 1260°C.

Height 23 cm
Diameter 14 cm
Height 16 cm
Diameter 23 cm
Height 14 cm
Diameter 20 cm

Photo: ©Jonathan Bassett
Glacier Collection

This work consists of three vessels of different heights, which are similar in their oval shape but differ in colour and size. The white and light blue glazing and structures of the two larger vases are complemented by a small bright yellow vase. In combination, the objects are reminiscent of glacial landscapes. The works are made of turned and manipulated porcelain and fired in a reduction firing of 1260°C.

Height 24 cm
Diameter 18 cm
Height 14 cm
Diameter 20 cm
Height 7 cm
Diameter 10 cm

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