Tamsyn Trevorrow- Ceramic Sculpture

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Welcome to the site of St-Ives based Sculptural Ceramic artist Tamsyn Trevorrow.

 
My work explores the interaction between the land and sea. Fascinated by the ever-changing landscape sculpted by the elements I try to capture this through colour, form and texture. This partly stems from growing up in Cornwall as well as travelling abroad. Cornwall is a beautiful yet rugged landscape surrounded by the coast, here investigating the many beaches, isolated coves has spurred my inspiration.
The inspiration for my work is derived from various aspects ie, the shoreline, aerial views, rock formations, pools, crags and lines, texture, found objects, erosion and decay.
  
Inspiration

  
Through years of travelling I have been influenced by various elements-  the sea with its wealth of colour an endless energy, coral reefs throughout Asia and Australia. The movement of water obeys the same harmonics, which conditions the growth of shells. The form of a shell or the curl of a wave, both hold within them the spiral, a symbol found throughout nature, representing movement and regeneration. This simple yet powerful movement flows within parts of my work adding different dimensions, as does the blue and white to the otherwise rugged and weathered exterior of some of the pieces. Inspired also by the Cornish Ming history, mine deposits, boat/shipwrecks found along the coast and their structural shape, observing their texture and how the elements have weathered and corroded these materials over time. 
 
 
My pieces are built by hand with a heavily grogged stoneware clay suitable for both inside and outside. Using mainly the coiling and slab process most are then cut, reshaped and sculpted; adding and removing sections as the piece evolves. This results in a spontaneous and instinctive sculpture, which invites the eye to explore it from all angles, in, around and through.
The colours that I achieve are a result of using a variety of different slips and glazes; the pieces are then multi-fired, building up the textures. the final outcome gives the viewer many different qualities capturing aspects of the coastal environment, land and sea.

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Exhibitions.

2008
New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives.
St Ives Society of Artists.
 
2007
Crypt Gallery, St Ives Society of Artists.
Art in Clay, Hatfeild House.
 
2006
5way Artists, Brighton.
Art in Clay, Hatfield House.
 
2005
Wine Street Gallery, Devizes.
Art in Clay, Hatfield House, London.
 
2004
Spring Tide Gallery, Bath
The Well Beloved Gallery, Portland, Dorset.
Gallery 39, Swindon, Wiltshire.
R.B.S.A. Gallery, St-Pauls, Birmingham.
Art in Clay, Hatfield House, London.
 
2003
Wine Street Gallery, Devizes, Wiltshire.
Hatfield House, London.
Falmouth Festival of Literature and Arts, Pendennis Castle, Cornwall.
The Ventura, St-Ives, Cornwall
 
2002
Geoff Wilson gallery, Whangarei, New Zealand.
Phoenix Gallery, Exeter. (2001-2002 South West Arts Awards Showcase)
St-Ives Ceramics, St-Ives, Cornwall.
 

2001
Willyabrup Arts Prize, Margaret River Wineries, Western Australia.
Hatfield house, London.
 
2000
Happs Pottery/ Winery, Western Australia.
 
1998
Falmouth College of Art and Design.
New Designers, London.
 Art in Clay, Hatfield House, London.
Printmakers Gallery, St-Ives, Cornwall.
Bishop Phillpots Gallery, Truro, Cornwall