Date of Birth:
Mosaic pavement, Romford
Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Millennium mosaic, Horley
Quaglinos Restaurant, London
The Coq d’Argent, London
Holy Spirit, St Aloysius, Euston
Mezzo Restaurant, London
St Marks Hospital, Northwick Park
Qaboos Mosque, Buraimi, Oman
St Alban, St Josephs Chapel, Westminster Cathedral
As well as work for many other public and private clients including artists such as Allen Jones and Adrian Wiszniewski. We have restored and remade work in many public buildings including the National Portrait Gallery, Giggleswick School Chapel, Brighton Museum, Bishopsgate Institute and many others.
Education: 1976 BA Hons in Architecture. University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
2001/03 Fresh Air, Quenington, Gloucestershire
1998 Tessa Hunkin and Emma Biggs - An Exhibition of Mosaic. Freuds, London
1996/97 Light Boxes - Freuds, London
1996 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
1994 Mosaic, Pumphouse Gallery, London
Travel: Nationally, Yes Internationally, Yes
2003 Modern Mosaics, by Tessa Hunkin. Published by Batsford Press.
2001 Mosaics for the Garden, by Emma Biggs and Tessa Hunkin. Published by Breslich and Foss.
1999 Mosaic Workshop, Emma Biggs and Tessa Hunkin. Published by David and Charles.
1998 Stylish and Simple Mosaic, by Emma Biggs and Tessa Hunkin. Published by Breslich and Foss.
1994 The Mosaic Book, published by Conran Octopus.
1998 Design Sourcebook - Mosaics, published by New Holland.
Mosaic is a rich and varied medium. Expressing the characteristics and potential of the materials used is an important part of the process. This is a contemporary approach but the history of mosaic is also an important influence allowing inspiration from the traditions of Roman and Byzantine
Studio visits are welcome.
Before undertaking commissions we prepare colour drawings after discussions with the client and a site visit if relevant. For larger commissions we make samples to show colours and cutting techniques. We usually use the indirect method which means all work, no matter how large, can be made in the workshop.
Large scale commissions in glass and ceramic are priced according to size and start from £1200 per square metre. Marble and smalti work starts at £2500 per square metre. Panels and individual works are priced according to size and complexity and start at £300.
VAT Registered: Yes