Working in porcelain, Tanya uses a range of approaches in throwing to create forms that capture the qualities of fluidity and movement and evoke a sense of space. Her work evolves from observations of natural phenomena, dramatic landscapes and the shifting qualities of the sea. This inspiration is drawn from her 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.
Tanya’s practice is process led. Through experimenting with energetic making and rigorous selection she has learnt how clay works and found new ways of making. She creates forms using dynamic throwing, cutting and assembling techniques.