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Tania Whalen

Ceramic Artist

New York, USA

British ceramic artist Tania Whalen is based in Brooklyn, NY. Her distinctive ceramic pieces explore application of form and surface texture through the use of the ancient pinch and coil techniques.

Tania Whalen

I accentuate the raw beauty of clay and its form by using mark making techniques to infuse movement and texture, reminiscent of water, wind, and sand. Working alone with music enhances the rhythm and emotion of my slow and meditative creative process.

Whalen has a degree in Fine Arts, but she is mostly self-taught, constantly upskilling and improving her craft through workshops and dedicated practice. Her work has been exhibited at group shows such as '1000 Vases' in Paris, 'On the Table' at Gasworks NYC, and at Power House Arts Brooklyn as part of BCAT- Brooklyn Clay Arts Tour.

The organic forms and textured surfaces of Whalen's pieces are often inspired by nature, architecture, art, and music. Making mental notes on intriguing everyday objects with interesting silhouettes, she captures them in clay, blending a modern sensibility while honouring the medium's identity. Her ceramic pieces are handmade using the pinch and coil techniques, resulting in irregular pieces with surface texture. Rarely glazing the outside, Whalen employs brushes to create movement, patterns, or enhance the shape and curves, playing with how light falls on each piece.

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Tania Whalen

The Kapok Noir Vessel

£774

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Tania Whalen

Swirl Moon Noir Vessel

£980

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Tania Whalen

Swirl Moon Cream Vessel

£877

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Tania Whalen

The Flutter Noir Vessel

£774

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Tania Whalen

The Kapok Tan Vessel

£701

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Tania Whalen

Xl Botoru Vessel

£888

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Tania Whalen

Shrug Vessel

£679

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Tania Whalen

Morandi Bottle Vessel

£622

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Tania Whalen

Landscape Tall Neck Cream Vessel

£449

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Tania Whalen

Landscape Tall Neck Chocolate Vessel

£449

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Tania Whalen

The Bottle Sand Vessel

£470

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