View Image Gallery Teena Gould(Full member)Email: Web: www.teenagould.com
Sculptural forms and vessels, hand built in ceramic, with highly
textured, distressed organic surface. Influenced by the dynamic meeting
of the sea and rock structures. Residencies and public art projects
working collaboratively with schools and communities. Ceramic
sculptures, murals and mosaics for public and community spaces; indoor
and outdoor; sharing design, making, construction and installation.
Electric and Gas kiln fired to 1250 deg. C. Mixed glazes applied in a painterly way. Inlaid clays, mixed coloured slips.
2007 - Oriel Fach, Narberth. Solo show
Public Art Commissions and Residencies
2007 - Sculpture workshops. Cysllte. Aberystwyth
Prizes, Awards and Reviews
Prizes and Awards
Lecturing and Workshops
2005 - Trinity College, Univ. of Wales. Ceramics & Mosaic courses.
2006 - Ceramics Biennale. International Invitational exhibition. Belgium
2007 - World Environmental Ceramics
1994 - Trainer Training. Original Training
Frendsbury Gardens Sculptures, London
The commission to design, make and install a series of ceramic sculptures came from Lewisham Council, London. Frendsbury Gardens is a small, wonderfully planted community garden which has been developed as a collaboration with the local community and Lewisham. Before moving to Wales, the majority of my public art projects were London based, transforming inner city spaces as an expression of the space and the aspirations of the people in the area.
Starting with a public meeting, I produced designs, and then worked with a nursery school, gardening group, youth club, and community groups to produce mosaics,and ceramic forms which I then developed in my studio. Huge sheets of decorated clay were transported back to Wales, and production started.
The sculptures are a series of cylinders which express the transition of the garden and the community using growth and development of seeds and plants a metaphor. Over 750 ceramic tiles were produced, together with glass mosaic and mirror. The sculptures describe a passage through the garden, starting with larger statement ones at the main entrance. I made plaster moulds, using exotic vegetables as the base for the shapes. A variety of clays, slips, oxides and glazes gave me the language of dark to light. Slip painted slabs were cut into strips, and once installed the patterns read wonderfully around the columns.
Enviroworks Lewisham originally built the garden, and they returned to install the concrete columns, and apply the ceramics. They are a community enterprise team, and some of the long-term unemployed staff live on the estates surrounding Frendsbury Gardens.
I dont sign my public art projects, they are in the care and ownership of the community.
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: Rosehill Well Road, Kilbarchan, Scotland, PA10 1LZ.
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Availability: Open during August bank holiday weekend as part of Cardigan Open Studios www.cardiganopenstudios.co.uk. At other times please ring for appointment.
Directions: 30 miles from Aberystwyth and Carmarthen, on the West Wales coast near the lovely village of Llangrannog.
Last Updated: 2012-10-02