By deconstructing the vessel I consider the way we experience, rather than use, these familiar objects. With a playful nod to historical artifacts accompanied by my relaxed approach to decoration, I hope to impart an appreciation for the ubiquitous nature and meaning attached to this humble ceramic material.
Tessy King is a Melbourne based artist whose practice is largely focused on ceramics. The vessel is the object central to her current work, through which she examines the meeting point of sculpture and domestic ware. Within her practice more broadly, she considers how meaning is generated through the arrangement of objects and materials in larger installations and playful vignettes, exploring the relationship of form and function.
Tessy completed a Bachelor of Fine Art with first class honours at RMIT in 2016. Recent exhibitions include 'Sun Room' at Craft Victoria, 'Contempottery' at Mailbox Art Space, 'Feminographies' at Seventh Gallery and 'Viewing Zone' at C3. Tessy was a finalist in Fresh!, 2016 and The Victorian Craft Awards, 2017. House Sculptures was her first exhibition at Pieces of Eight gallery.