Tanya Gomez

Current Collection

Working in porcelain, I use a range of approaches in my throwing to create forms that capture the qualities of fluidity and movement and evoke a sense of space. My work evolves from my observations of natural phenomena, dramatic landscapes and the shifting qualities of the sea. This inspiration is drawn from my experience of coastal living, and working on private yachts travelling round the globe, encountering diverse cultures, and absorbing the abstract qualities of colour and shape while at sea.

My practice is process led. Through experimenting with energetic making and rigorous selection I have learnt how clay works and found new ways of making. I create forms using dynamic throwing, cutting and assembling techniques.

I create both domestic and large scale works for sale and to commission. My larger scale pieces are thrown in parts and assembled to produce larger surfaces that are animated through throwing and glazing. The form have an impact both individually and as a group. By observing the lines and dimensions of the pieces I am able to create vivid landscapes and fluid architectural forms.

I am 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.

2008 – 2010 MA Ceramics and Glass Royal College of Art
2001 - 2004 BA HonoursThree dimensional Craft and Design University of Brighton
Major:Ceramics Minor: Metal
1999 - 2001 BTEC Art and Design Camberwell College 


Collect Open, Saatchi Gallery, London
VASE:Function Reviewed, Farleigh Gallery, Dublin
Pour Me, The Devon Guilds Craftsmen, Devon

VASE:Function Reviewed, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland
Affordable Art Fair, Northcote Gallery, Battersea
International Ceramic Fair, Gulgong, Australia
Ceramic Art London London
Beaux Arts Gallery  Bath

New Craftsman  St Ives
Yorkshire Sculpture Park  Yorkshire
Ceramic Art London
Towner Gallery  Eastbourne
Decorex  Future Heritage  London
Joanna Bird  Christmas Show  London

Ruthin Gallery as William Morris said Wales
Ceramic Art London
Affordable Art Fair St Anne’s Gallery Battersea London
Keramikmusuem Westerwald, Young Clay Germany 

Ceramic Musuem Young Clay Tegelen Netherlands
Ceramic Art London
New Craftsmen St Ives
Contemporary Ceramic Centre Ceramic Now London
Saatchi Gallery COLLECT London 

Erskine, Hall & Coe Summer Show London
Ceramic Art London
Saatchi Gallery COLLECT London 

Hedge Gallery, San Francisco, U.S.A. 
Saatchi Gallery COLLECT  London
Ceramic Art London
St Anne’s Gallery Little Wonders Lewes
Contemporary Applied Arts Focus 'Green Flash' London
Towner East Sussex Open ‘Cretaceous’ Eastbourne 


2016 - Sept Arts Council "Grant for Arts' Award to exhibit at CollectOpen

2014 - May Wesley Barrel Craft Award WINNER Vessel category 

2011 - Jan Professional Member: Craft Potters Association/Contemporary Applied Arts 

2009 - Dec Charlotte Fraser Prize, Royal College of Art 

2007 - Mar Craft Council Development Award / Design Nation 

2006 - Apr Arts Council ‘Grant for Arts’ Award to exhibit at Origin 



Ceramic Review, Rhetoric of Colour—Issue 262 Jul/Aug 2013, pp34 – 37, 67
Bloomfield, Linda, The New Ceramics, Colour in Glazes—AC+Black. 2012
Taylor, Louisa, Ceramics, Tools and Techniques for the Contemporary Maker. Jaqui Small. 2011
Cooper, Emmanuel, Contemporary Ceramics. Thames and Hudson, London. 2009
Ceramic Review, A Potter’s Day—Issue 231, May/Jun 2008, pp79
Craft and Design, Craftsmen Magazine—One to watch, Jul/Aug 2007, pp15 


West Dean College  Throwing Large 2016
Camberwell Collage MA and BA Students 2016
Royal College of Art Glazes MA Students 2014
Ceramic Art London Sublime Colour Discovery Programe 2012
COLLECT Large Work 2011