Bridget Tennent MSDC

Ceramics

About Bridget
Bridget works from a studio in Taston, Oxfordshire, using porcelain to make fine thrown and slip-cast vessels. She studied at Farnham and was apprenticed to Rupert Spira (Froyle Pottery). Bridget has exhibited widely and has been sponsored by the Crafts Council for several overseas exhibitions. Her work has been included in various collections, including Donna Karan, Jack Lenor Larsen and Ilse Crawford, and for the British Foreign Office in their embassies abroad. Recently Bridget has been working with interior designers to make one-off architectural and light commissions.
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My landscape is abundant with forms for light to roll over and cast up into sight: ancient stone circles; sloping valleys with towering beech woods; surprising gullies and folds. And this light falls on the modern too: handcrafted stone walls; machine-made furrows.

Combining the traditional ceramic process - building up - with sculptural stone carving technique - paring away - I explore this relationship of light with form. How does it shift and shape it, rolling over edges, curves and impressions? How does it depend, soften or sharped what we see?

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Education:
Surrey Institute of Art and Design, 3 dimensional design - ceramics. BA Hons. Apprenticed to Rupert Spira.

Teaching:
Regular classes from my studio.

Solo and Joint exhibitions:
Egg, London. Lynne Strover, Cambridge

Mixed exhibitions:
Society of Designer Craftsmen at the Mall Galleries, New Designers, Arundel Festival, Beatrice Royal Contemporary Art Gallery, The New Ashgate, Keane on Ceramics, Eire, Feeringbury VII, Primavera, Derek Topp, In House, Marlborough, Coombe Gallery, Pyramid Gallery, Porticus, The Arc, Orleans Gallery, Nancy Sachs, Missouri, Gallery Eight, La Jolla, Mainz Gallery, Santa Barbara, The Gardner, Berkeley, Flow, In the detail, Merriscourt.
Also shown in Takashimaya, Bergdorf Goodman and Auto in New York and Gumps, San Francisco.

Fairs:
Chelsea Craft Fair, San Francisco International Gift Fair, New York International Gift Fair, British Crafts, Chiswick, Made London.

Publications:
Kinfolk - Nathan Williams, Simple Home - Mark and Sally Bailey and The Buyers Guide to Contemporary British Studio Ceramics - Crafts Council

Collections:
Jack Larson, Donna Karan, Ilse Crawford

Awards:
Bursary SC Johnson travel prize

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