Tessa Silva-Dawson is a designer maker based in London, graduated from the MA Design Products course at the Royal College of Art. The practice embodies a crafted, process-led approach to design that employs the use of innovative methods and techniques, applying them to materials to inform an outcome. Projects are born from an ongoing fascination in our material culture, throughout the past, present, and into the future. The work is often intended as a catalyst for discourse - shifting perceptions of the material world and stimulating the creative exploration of the weird and wonderful resources available.

Her ongoing project, Protein, is an investigation into the use of milk proteins as a natural material for the handcrafted production of objects.