21 Apr 2021 to 9 May 2021 Once Only Event
I have a divided self. My divided self has mainly been driven by the perpetual efforts of balancing the forces of economic survival with the overwhelming urge to create. As an artist I spend a mass of time making a living in a field which only occasionally aligns with my creative pursuits. As an artist who works mainly with clay, I feel lucky as the objects I create sometimes sell (but I’m glad I have a day job )
As a mother, when my children were small any work/art/life balance was even more difficult. As a woman I have felt the push and pull of various expectations of my gender. Perhaps it is this very divisiveness which lies at the heart of the human condition, this perpetual motion a side effect from striving to keep a balance between all our selves.
Every year my garden is overtaken by the grapevines that thread their way throughout the backyard-even breaking into my workshop through the roof. Such a life force is inspiring and a metaphor for how the dormant imagination (which I see as life force) springs into action when given the smallest chance.
– Teffany Thiedeman
Once Only Event
21 Apr 2021 to 9 May 2021