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public art

public art
studio ceramics


Teena Gould - public art in Wales and beyond
Public art

I work in the area of ceramics; making sculptural ceramics, murals and mosaics for both two and three dimensional forms. The ceramic tiles are handbuilt relief, textured and patterned and then glazed, likewise the sculptural forms. All the work is suitable for interior and exterior locations. Frequently I work with the client and client group collaborating on the design, making and construction of the work, which is designed for a particular site. More recently I have been working with brick blocks, stacking and carving sculptural forms for waymarkers for the Buckley Heritage Trail(see Feb. issue of AN magazine). During 2000 I was artist in residence in N Wales, working on a 7 mile coastal stretch of the Sustrans National Cycle Route.

I have a background spanning 30 years of working within Public & Community Arts. In London I worked with the ILEA, GLC and the Arts Council setting up, managing and most importantly making ceramics and mosaics within schools and local communities regeneration projects. Since moving to Wales I have taken part in numerous projects, both here and in England. At Quedgeley Library the mosaic and ceramic project involved local school children, library visitors and staff. I recently completed several small ceramic murals for sites in Neyland, Lampeter, Aberaeron and Carmarthen; some of these stemmed from residencies. I recently created a series of ceramic murals for Golden Manor School in Pembroke, based in the school, working collaboratively with children and staff. Last summer I was commissioned to make a mosaic floor for the Peace Garden at Hampton Court Garden Festival.

Alongside this I am engaged in studio based practice making sculptural vessels for exhibition and sale. I was recently invited to Finland to exhibit and lecture at IRIS5, one of 26 International Ceramists. My work has also taken me to Australia, and 2 visits to Japan. Whilst in Japan I worked with children on a project called Decoration for Towns & Cities. I lecture at Swansea Inst. one day per week where I have responsibility for 3rd yr. BA Ceramics students external projects.

I work predominantly with ceramic, mosaics and brickwork which I feel is a media which is suitable for participatory projects, and is an ideal material for a visually stimulating and long lasting public art project. Information gathering and initial designs form a valuable basis to a project; as well as involving everyone, it is a creative skill in itself and forms a firm foundation and exciting springboard for exploration.

I gladly accept commissions, and will deliver and install work where appropriate.

Follow these links for more details on some of my most recent projects:

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