All posts by Teffany

Hidden – an Exhibition in a Graveyard

As a commemoration of Rookwood Cemetery’s 150th Anniversary, a collaborative art project was hosted on the site. ‘Hidden 2017 ‘ included 40 installations in a Rookwood Cemetery Sculpture Walk from the 26th August – 24th September.

the Storyteller
the Storyteller

My giant skull mosaic ‘the Storyteller’ filled the space between adjacent head stones drawing on Day of the Dead iconography.

Close up of Storyteller
Close up of Storyteller

The calavera is a common motif in popular culture. Immediately accessible and less bleak than a skull, it tells the unique story of a life once led. In this work I use individual and painstakingly created ceramic tiles as symbols of the eternal cycle of life; butterflies, the sun, leaves and sprouting plants. Combined with found objects; little pebbles and broken pieces of of treasured crockery. The flotsam and jetsam of our ordinary lives creates inexplicable patterns. The eye sockets contain miniature scenes like memories. A Momento Mori glittering light and colour that conversely reminds us to live our lives now.

Open Studio

The Australian Ceramics Association holds an open studio day every year to invite  interested people into working studios.

It was a cold weekend in 2016, but many braved the weather and came to visit Hearth studio and check out the work in progress.


Make your mark

Make your Mark was a public art project organised by Tuggeranong Arts centre in 2014 to involve and show off the skills of the near by Multicultural Playgroup. We made stencils and painted pots from all over the world representing the incredibly diverse backgrounds of the participants.


‘The Sunken city’

In 2012 I had a solo show at The Front called The Sunken City. It contained dreamlike objects encrusted with coral and other aquatic embellishments.

There were some  larger scale sculptures, like Coral Treasure and the Coral Mirror. Coral is a fascinating organism, it is a bioindicator of environmental change and such an intriguing mixture of plant,  animal and mineral.