Tatum’s ceramics are usually figurative works like human heads and human hands. He also makes other figurines as well. With these works, Tatum is interested in using ceramic objects as souvenirs for an unsubscribed history and an unsubscribed culture. He wants his ceramics to suggest standards of beauty and also suggest cultural references for his home country, the Cayman Islands. The works have different references because they are using human figures and the figures are associated with a various ethnic groups due to how their features and different cultural groups due to the way they are rendered. These references are extended into a more obscure narrative when Tatum morphs the figures by adding unnatural body growths, or by removing the eyes of the ears, or by carving and painting into the surface of the ceramics. Tatum hopes that his ceramics will one day become cultural artifacts. He wants them to be considered as a collection that questions the idea of cultural identity being fixed for a small island cultures like the Cayman Islands. He would like his ceramic collection to suggest that small island cultures are malleable and in constant transformation due to their associations with global influences and world history.