Working in porcelain, Tanya uses a range of approaches in her throwing to create forms that will capture qualities of fluidity, movement and provide a sense of space.
It is through a process of energetic making and rigorous selection she has learnt to observe how the clay works and find new ways to go forward. The throwing is dynamic and cutting and assembling make the forms.
Tanya makes these works conscious of natural phenomena, dramatic landscapes and the diverse qualities of the sea. She also spent five years working on private yachts travelling the globe absorbing colour, shape and diverse cultures. She has always lived by the sea and it is where I currently have a studio. All of these inspire her work.
A further strand of her work looks at large thrown vessels; the pieces are thrown in parts and assembled to produce larger surfaces that are animated through the throwing and glazing. The forms have 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.
Tanbya is 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.
The work is decorative but can be accompanied but a complimentary flower or foliage so they have the possibility to be functional if desired.