In Conversation with Tanya Gomez and Samia Ashraf

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Thinking about a career as a maker? Tanya Gomez discusses her profession as a ceramicist with Crafts Council mentor, Samia Ashraf.

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If you are a new designer, or in the first few years of your business, this will prove to be a useful talk.

Samia Ashraf will ask Tanya Gomez questions about her career, the creative path she chose to follow and how to make a living as a maker. Following her time at the RCA, Tanya now shows her work in New Craftsman, Contemporary Applied Art and Collect as well as acting as a ceramics technician at Brighton University. She will discuss how to balance passion and profit, applying for funding and how to decide what kind of maker you are.

About Tanya Gomez

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.

There is unfortunately no disabled access to this event.

Your ticket for this talk includes access to The Brighton Design Show Exhibition on the day of this event.

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