For the past six years Tessa Rudnick has been working in clay under the direction of mentor and close friend, British ceramist John Higgins. Tessa's ceramics incorporate the design of everyday objects, such as ornaments, pots, plates, mugs and saucers. Growing up in Zimbabwe, Tessa's African heritage is strongly reflected in her pottery. Her work exudes a natural freshness and instinctual quality – using a combination of vibrant colours and slightly off-kilter geometries her practice overlays the analytical geometries of Minimalism with spontaneous influences drawn from African culture.
Tessa Rudnick was born in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1956. In 1975 Tessa moved from Zimbabwe to Cape Town, South Africa to study at the University of Cape Town and finally to England, where she currently lives in Hertfordshire. Since 2006, Tessa has had a second home in Herzliya Pituach, Israel, and divides her time creating work in both England and Israel.