Tamsin Van Essen

Tamsin graduated from our BA Ceramic Design in 2007. Since then she's been very busy!

Settled in Prague and currently having first exhibition in a contemporary art gallery called Vernon. Show coming up in November in a design gallery in Belgium, Galerie Sofie Lachaert, busy making new pieces for that.

'Warped Light' bone china lanterns now in House of Fraser, as part of the relaunch of their lighting department. They appeared in House of Fraser Oxford Street a couple of weeks ago and should be in Glasgow, Manchester, Cheltenham and Bluewater any moment now.

Planning a new project and involved in the London Design Festival, probably with Designersblock, showing some existing projects.

Collaborating with a design group back in London called KithKin. Had a commission to make a small piece for the Crafts Council to appear along with Medical Heirlooms jars in a travelling show 'The Object as Muse', opening in Winchester.

Below is a list of exhibitions and press coverage since graduation (not including web-coverage). Highlights so far: Design Miami and 100% Design Tokyo. Get involved with designersblock!

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Exhibitions

2008 

  • The Object as Muse
  • Crafts Council, Winchester Discovery Centre 8 Aug - 19 Oct 2008
  • Attraction/Repulsion (solo show), Galerie Vernon, Prague 23 June - 14 Sept 2008
  • Pulse, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London 1-3 June 2008
  • KithKin Shop Launch
  • Designersblock, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan 16 - 21 April
  • Fragiles
  • Gallery 113, Kortijk, Belgium 15 Feb - 9 Mar 2008
  • Design4Science
  • Nobel Museum, Stockholm 6 Feb - 31 Aug 2008
  • Art Hand Design
  • Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, London 14 Jan - 20 Feb 2008
  • Interiors Birmingham
  • Future Trends, NEC Birmingham 20 - 23 Jan 2008
  • Design Miami
  • Marcy Building, Miami, FL 6 - 9 Dec 2007
  • Design4Science
  • Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester 10 Nov 2007 - 2 Jan 2008
  • 100% Design Tokyo
  • KithKin, Container Ground, Jingu Gaien Aoyama, Tokyo 31 Oct -1 Nov 2007
  • Medical Heirlooms Installation (solo show)
  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society Museum, Lambeth High Street, London 1-19 Oct 2007
  • Medical Heirlooms (solo show)
  • Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, Blackfriars Lane, London 27 Sept

2007

  • New Designers Selection
  • Oxo Tower Gallery, London 20-23 Sept 2007
  • KithKin Presents @ Designersblock
  • Designersblock, Nicholls & Clarke Buildings, Shoreditch High Street, London 19-23 Sept 2007
  • Designboom: Handled with Care
  • Designersblock, Nicholls & Clarke Buildings, Shoreditch High Street, London 19-23 Sept 2007
  • Design4Science
  • Sunderland Museum & winter garden, Sunderland 18 Sept - 28 Oct 2007
  • New Designers
  • Business Design Centre, Islington, London 5-8 July 2007

Press coverage

  • A2 Kulturni Tydenik - 23 June 2008
  • Alternativa Magazin - July 2008
  • Design Report - Sept 08
  • Mix Future Interiors - Issue 10, Trends 08/09 Halo - Issue 5 2008 Bloom - Issue 17 2008 Casa Life Design Magazine, Japan - Dec 2007 Financial Times - 8 Dec 2007 ICON magazine - Issue 053 Nov 2007 Frame Magazine - Oct 2007 The Pharmaceutical Journal - Vol 279 No 7471 29 Sept 2007 Design Week - 5 Sept 2007 Evening Standard - 4 July 2007

Coverage in books

  • 'Fragiles: Porcelain, Glass & Ceramics' R. Klanten, S. Ehmann, S. Grill, Gestalten 2008
  • 'Handled with Care: contemporary ceramic design' Designboom 2008
  • 'Ceramic Design Course' A. Quinn, Quarto Publishing Ltd 2007
  • 'The Visual Communication of Science: design4science' Wheeler & Long, Gmelin Press 2007