FUCHS, Tessa

1936 - 2012

Born at Knutsford, Cheshire in 1936, daughter of Edgar Fuchs and his wife Marjorie née Twemlow, who married at Congleton, Cheshire in 1930. She trained at Salford Technical Art School and the Central School of Arts and Crafts, London. Tessa set up studio in London as an individual artist potter making sculptural pieces and some domestic ware in high-fired earthenware using colourful matt glazes. Her work is inspired by her interest in animals, plants, gardening, trees, and the human form also in painting landscape and larger than life, brilliantly colourful portraits in oils, as well as potting. Particularly influenced by travels, which have included China, Mexico, Africa and India and her domestic ware often depicts cartoon-ish animals, boldly outlined and with brightly coloured matte glazes, which emphasise the contrast between the drawings and the vessel itself. These animals occasionally recur between pieces, popping up in different positions. She lived at Trinity Cottage, Chediston, Halesworth, Suffolk and she died on 19 May 2012 and her funeral took place at St Marys Church, Chediston, Suffolk, she was unmarried.

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