Experimental Ceramic Art by Tasmin Van Essen

Tasmin Van Essen

Tamsin Van Essen is a British ceramicist, living and working in London. Her work is primarily concept driven, exploring notions of beauty and impermanence through examining scientific, medical and social historic themes.

Holding degrees in Physics, Philosophy and Ceramics, she is interested in, “…aesthetic ambiguity, particularly the fragile boundary between attraction and repulsion, and how these seemingly contradictory sensations can exist simultaneously.”

Probing the technical qualities of the materials she uses, experimentation is clearly a strong characteristic of her work.

In her Erosion series, Tasmin explores the disruption of form. Focusing on biological erosion, Tasmin, “…wanted to convey the idea of a host being attacked and eaten away by a parasitic virus, highlighting the creeping spread of infection as it corrupts the body.”

Another series of works, Medical Heirlooms, explores the stigma of disease, “…questioning contemporary obsession with perfection and beauty.” In her process of manipulating ceramics, she encourages what many would call faults, defects and blemishes, features she believes ad visual interest to the vessels.
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