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Tessa Peters studied Fine Art at Winchester School of Art and has an MA in the History of Design from Middlesex University.

She works as an independent curator in the public and private sector having produced exhibitions for Contemporary Applied Arts (1990 – 94, 2012), the Barbican Centre (1996 – 99), the Bowes Museum (2002), Pitzhanger Manor (2002), Dr Johnson’s House (2009), the Crafts Study Centre (2011), Marsden Woo Gallery (2010 – 15), and the Anthony Shaw Collection at York Art Gallery (2016-17).

Some of Tessa’s recent publications include: 

‘Ceramic Art in Social Contexts,’ in Contemporary Clay and Museum Culture, ed. C. Brown, J. Stair and C. Twomey (London: Routledge, 2016) 

‘Seeing Things Collected Writing on Art, Craft & Design, Alison Britton’ (Book review) Journal of Modern Craft 8:1 (2015)

Tradition and Innovation: Five Decades of Harrow Ceramics, ed. Tessa Peters (London: University of Westminster, 2012) 

‘Brazil, the Cultural Contemporary’ (Conference review) Craft Research 2:1 (2011)

Memoranda, eds. Tessa Peters & Janice West (London & Farnham: Luminous Books/Crafts Study Centre, 2011)


Tessa Peters is a senior lecturer in the history and theory of art and design on undergraduate modules in BA Fine Art Mixed Media and BA Illustration & Visual Communication, Westminster School of Media, Arts & Design and is a supervisor on the graduate programme. 


Tessa's research interests include the study of participatory art projects and points of crossover between different art and design fields.

She is a member of CREAM and the Ceramics Research Centre (CRC).


For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.