Working in porcelain, Tanya uses a range of approaches in her throwing to create forms that capture the qualities of fluidity and movement and evoke a sense of space. Her work evolves from her 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 around the globe, encountering diverse cultures, and absorbing the abstract qualities of colour and shape while at sea.
Her 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.
Tanya’s larger-scale pieces are thrown in parts and assembled to produce larger surfaces that are animated through throwing and glazing. The form has an impact both individually and as a group. By observing the lines and dimensions of the pieces she is 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”. Tanya Gomez