Tessa Wolfe Murray studied Fine Art at Ravensbourne College of Art followed by a postgraduate course in Ceramics at Goldsmiths College. She set up a studio at 4011/2 Workshops on leaving, combining her Ceramics business with part-time teaching in Adult Education.
She left London for Yorkshire to share a studio and work part-time for ceramicist Anna Lambert, then moved to a multi-discipline studio in Leeds to concentrate full-time on her own work. Throughout this time she supplied shops, craft and fine art galleries in the UK and made contacts in Europe through participating in Ceramic Fairs in Holland and Belgium.
It was also a time of productive collaboration with the Conran Shop, designing and making ranges of vases and lampbases which were sold in their shops worldwide.
A commission to make 20 vases and dishes for an Ikebana exhibition in Kyoto, Japan proved to be an exciting challenge resulting in the development of several new designs in her own work. In 2001 she moved to Biscuit Studio in Hove which she shared with ceramicist Kellie Miller. She is now based in a new studio in Lorna Road, Hove.
Tessa Wolfe Murray was invited to be a visiting artist at the Annual International Ceramics symposium held at the Tel Hai College, Israel, to give a session at the Bezalel School of Art in Jerusalem and at the Contemporary Ceramics Centre of Bet Benyamini, Tel Aviv.
1970-73 Ravensbourne College of Art BA Fine Art
1982-84 Goldsmiths College Postgraduate Diploma In Ceramics
2018 Art in Clay, Hatfield House
2018 Demonstration, Gladstone pottery museum, Stoke-on-Trent
2017 Oxford Ceramic Fair
2016 Viaggio attraverso la ceramica, Bigiù. Ceramic Jewellery. Palazzo della Guardia of Vietri sul Mare (SA), Italy
2016 Crafts in Action at BBC Countryfile Live, Blenheim Palace
2015 'Storm, Calm and Smoke', Creative Gallery, Wareham
2014 Art in Clay, Hatfield House
2014 Art in Action, Oxford, demonstrating in the Ceramics Marquee
2013 Potfest in the Park (Hutton in the Forest ), Penrith
2013 Oxford Ceramics Fair
2012 Art in Clay, Farnham
2011 Christmas Exhibition, Gallery at Bevere, Worcester
2010 'Crafted, Fired and Blown', Worthing Art Gallery
2009 'Crafted', Winchester Discovery Centre, Winchester
2008 'Keep it Simple', Black Swan Arts, Frome
2007 Potfest in the Park, Hutton in the Forest, Cumbria
2006 Winter Exhibition, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
2005 Tredegar House Ceramics Fair, Newport S Wales
2005 Summer Exhibition, Alpha House Gallery, Sherborne, Dorset
2004 National Ceramics Festival Hatfield House
2003 'Earth and Fire', Rufford Ceramic Centre, Notts.
2002 Southern Ceramics Show, The Maltings Farnham
2001 'Oxford Studio Ceramics' St Edwards School, Oxford
2000 'Handmade' New York International Gift Fair
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Coopers & Lybrand , London
Haworth Art Gallery, Accrington
JP Morgan Investment Bank, Singapore
Moevenpick , Geneva
PUBLICATIONS & ARTICLES
'The Potter's Bible' by Marylin Scott
'Slab Techniques' by Jim Robison & Ian Marsh
'The Ceramics Book' 1st & 2nd editions, Ceramic Review Publishing
'Buyers Guide to Contemporary British Studio Ceramics', (Crafts Council Publication)
'Smoke Fired Pottery', Jane Perryman
'The Potters Guide to Ceramic Surfaces', Jo Connell 'Slipcasting', Sasha Wardell
'Ceramics with Mixed Media', Joy Bosworth
'The Sculptors Bible', John Plowman
Ceramic Review No 148
'New York International Gift Fair 1999 - A Potter's
Experience', Yorkshire Arts (Arts Council Publication)