FUCHS, Tessa

1936 - 2012

Tessa Fuchs

Tessa Fuchs was born at Knutsford, Cheshire in 1936, daughter of Edgar Fuchs (14 June 1903-20 January 2004) and his wife Marjorie Twemlow (1896-19 November 1973), youngest daughter of the late Samuel Poole Twemlow of The Grange, Sandbach, who married at Elworth Parish Church, Sanbach, Cheshire on 30 August 1930. Tessa trained at Royal Technical Institute Salford and the Central School of Arts and Crafts, London and set up a 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 cartoonish 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 various positions. In 1973 she exhibited her works at the Craft Potters Association, Marshall Street, London; at Boudicea, 19 Beauchamp Place, London; at Bohun Gallery, Henley and elsewhere. Tessa Fuchs lived at Trinity Cottage, Chediston, Halesworth, Suffolk and died on 19 May 2012 with her funeral taking place at St Marys Church, Chediston, she was unmarried.

Works by This Artist