TESS HUGHES

For me clay is the natural medium through which I can express myself. I am acutely aware of how ancient a tradition it is for human beings to utilise clay, both for practical and artistic purposes. From making a very basic pinch pot to constructing the most elaborate sculpture, working with clay connects me existentially to this aspect of human history.

My current work is heavily influenced by the climate change crisis. I am inspired by the way ancient civilisations used art to convey cultural messages and am trying to use my ceramic skills to similar effect in today’s world.