Tessa Hunkin


Tessa Hunkin

Tessa Hunkin

United Kingdom




Commissions include

Queenhithe mosaic, Thames Walkway (with Southbank mosaics)
Hackney Downs mosaics ( with Hackney Mosaic Project)
Hoxton Varieties, Sainsburys, Old St (with Hackney Mosaic Project)
Shepherdess Walk mosaics (with Hackney Mosaic Project)
Mosaic pavement, Romford                Aston Villa Football Club   
Millennium mosaic, Horley                Quaglinos Restaurant, London   
The Boardwalk, Southwold Pier
Saint Anselm’s Church, Tooting                     St Marks Hospital, Northwick Park   
Qaboos Mosque, Buraimi, Oman            Our Lady and St Joseph, Islington
The Enterprise, London WC1                                    Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen
St Alban, St Josephs Chapel, Saint Thomas’s Chapel, Cardinal Newman, Saint Francis, Saint Anthony, St. David, St Stephen, St Laurence, St Ambrose - all at Westminster Cathedral           

I have also worked for many other public and private clients including artists such as Tom  Phillips RA and Leonard McComb RA.

Books and Publications

Craft, mosaic chapter, by Tessa Hunkin, Published by Dorling Kindersley 2012
Garden Mosaics, by Emma Biggs and Tessa Hunkin, Published by Quarto 2009
Mosaic Patterns, by Emma Biggs and Tessa Hunkin, Published by Quarto 2006
Modern Mosaics, by Tessa Hunkin. Published by Batsford Press 2003
Mosaics for the Garden, by Emma Biggs and Tessa Hunkin. Published by Breslich and Foss 2001
Mosaic Workshop, Emma Biggs and Tessa Hunkin. Published by David and Charles 1999.
Stylish and Simple Mosaic, by Emma Biggs and Tessa Hunkin. Published by Breslich and Foss 1998.

Other Work
2011 -  present  Running the Hackney Mosaic Project with volunteers recovering from addiction and other problems
2008 - 2010    Mosaic tutor working with people with mental health problems, Workshop and Company, CNWL Hospital Trust
2003 - 2004    M.A. Medieval Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London
1987 - 1989    Associate at Ramsay Tugwell Associates - Architects
1979 - 1987    Architect at London Borough of Lambeth - Borough Development Dept
1977 - 1979    Dip. Arch - Oxford Polytechnic
1973 - 1976    BA Hons in  Architecture. University of Newcastle Upon Tyne

Tyrants, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London 2013
The Elements, Salisbury Museum, 2008
Mosaics, Highgate Scientific and Literary Institution, 2006
The Seasons, Corinium Museum, Cirencester, 2006 Fresh Air, Quenington, Glos 2001 and 2003
Tessa Hunkin and Emma Biggs - An Exhibition of Mosaic. Freuds, London 1998
Light Boxes - Freuds, London 1996/7
Contemporary Mosaicists - Syndicated Arts, London 1996
Bigg Hunks - Mosaic by Emma Biggs and Light Boxes by Tessa Hunkin. Islington Museum
Gallery, London 1996
Building an Image, Contemporary Mosaic Making, Ruskin Gallery, Sheffield 1996
Nine Contemporary Mosaicists, Syndicated Arts, London 1995