In celebration of the closing of PLACING: The Windgate Arts Residency Program 2023, the Museum for Art in Wood and NextFab are proud to announce an afternoon workshop with artist Teresa Audet. In this exploratory workshop, students will learn several types of weaving with rattan reed. We will cover twined basketry, random weave, and hex weave. Everyone will get to try a few techniques and then combine them to create a sculptural vessel of their own design. No prior experience necessary.
* Image above: Teresa Audet, A Journey, 2023. Photo John Carlano
Teresa Audet creates sculptures using carved wood, woven rattan, and cast paper pulp. Her current research focuses on the connections between craft, performance art, and care ethics. Audet is interested in objects that serve as vessels for unexpected and emotional interaction through utility, humor, and absurdity. Her work contains hidden interiors and unexpected drawers, rewarding the viewer for deep looking. The small luxuries within these works are experienced on an intimate level.
Audet’s practice explores the role of artmaking as a meditative tool for emotional processing. For Audet, practicing mindfulness through the use of hand tools and repetitive actions becomes a performance of care and communication. The resulting objects serve as a visual diary, telling secrets between her hands and her brain. Audet’s work lives in the space between function and non-function and mirrors her own balance of logic and emotion.
NextFab is a network of membership-based makerspaces that provide access to tools, technology, education, events, and services for makers and creatives. They offer a variety of education and startup programs, as well as professional design, production, and placemaking services for whatever your fabrication needs.
ABOUT THE MUSEUM FOR ART IN WOOD
The Museum for Art in Wood is a museum of contemporary art, craft, and design in the material of wood. The Museum presents the work of emerging and established artists from the United States and abroad and offers thought-provoking exhibitions, a permanent collection of over 1,100 objects and works of art, publications and documentation, events and workshops, and a library with over 26,000 artist files, books, and documents that span the history of craft. The Museum also brings artists and researchers from around the world to Philadelphia every year to attend its unique Windgate Artist Residency Program.
Please direct questions to Katie Sorenson, Director of Outreach and Communications at, [email protected].