Tess Greenway is a ceramic artist and maker in Wales, living alongside the Cleddau Estuary in the Pembrokeshire National Park. She has studied at Leeds College of Art, Plymouth College of Art and Carmarthen School of Art.
Working from a ceramic studio at home she creates sculptural forms and functional ware using throwing, slip casting and hand building techniques. Walking, collecting and experiencing space influences her mark making, surface treatment, texture and colour palette. She strives to capture the wild identity and tactility that reflects her experience of space that she associates with West Wales.
She loves the versatility of clay – a love that started as a child and she still feels that passion of enquiry. Her experimentation in making clay bodies, engobes and glazes feels boundless and a life’s work. Striving to develop high quality, beautiful pieces is integral to her life.
Tess was the Heritage Crafts Wales Award winner 2018. In 2019 she won the David Clarke throwing award and the International Ceramics Festival short film award.