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MENAFN - Muscat Daily - 18/02/2014
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(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Ceramic artist Teena Gould has an established career of around 40 years practising in Wales and England.


Exhibiting at the international pavilion in Amerat Park is her first opportunity to represent Scotland, her new home.


Prior to her Oman visit, Teena has represented Wales internationally at conferences, residencies, exhibitions and exchanges, including twice in Japan, Finland, China, Australia and Belgium.


''This is an exciting opportunity, not only to represent Scotland, but to make connections with other international makers, and to make a contribution to the culture and people of Oman,'' said Teena.


Teena is moved by nature and her work clearly reflects her love.


''My work is about my response to nature, particularly the surface of the earth and the shapes of leaves and organic forms. I am not trying to copy nature but to celebrate its force and the way it changes over time.''


Teena's ceramics are generally much larger, so she had to make a new body of work specially for the festival.


''Making pieces small enough to be transported has been a challenge, and I have taken risks using new clays and processes.''


After moving to Scotland, Teena now has a new studio in Kilbarchan and is thrilled that the first work made there is for the Muscat Festival.


''I have used a black firing clay which has a lot of texture. Into it, I mixed other materials like fine porcelain to alter the texture. I press leaves, bark, shells, etc, into the wet clay. I also print with coloured slips. This builds an interesting surface.''


After the first firing in the kiln at 1000C , Teena then paints oxides derived from metals and coloured glazes in layers onto the pieces. Then the pieces are fired again to 1250C with each firing taking about 24 hours.
Paper-kiln

''All the work is for sale at half the UK prices because I think it should be affordable,'' she said. Prices range from RO20 to RO36, and small decorations are priced at RO1 and RO2.


Teena has also been involving adults and children at the festival in making small pieces using local clay. She is also engaging people to prepare a special paper kiln, while children at the nearby creative workshop pavilion are also lending a hand.


''I have taught the staff working on some of the government stands how to make a paper kiln,'' she said.


In a special event on Thursday, starting at around 6pm, many of the clay works by the children and public will be fired in the kiln. ''It is a fun and dramatic process, and makes working with clay very accessible.''


Ever interested in learning about new cultures and sharing her experience with students, Teena wants to visit Bahla to see for herself the pottery traditions of Oman. ''I have been invited to give a workshop and lecture to graduate students at Nizwa University.


''I also plan to visit Bahla. I am keen to explore more of Oman, looking at the mountains, rocks and coastline. I think that it will inspire my work. I would very much like the opportunity to return to Oman to develop my work in collaboration with s

 


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