Teresa Audet | Clawblet

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Teresa Audet | Clawblet
Teresa Audet, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Clawblet, 2020
Walnut, copper, brass
6 x 5 x 5" | 15.24 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm

"Clawblet represents the duality that exists within myself and my art practice. Trained as a furniture maker, I find myself enthralled with the intricate carving of a ball-and-claw foot, yet uninterested in making more than one at a time. Similarly, the woven copper basket resembles a goblet, yet the nature of the material leaves this piece non-functional. This process-driven work leads me to question: does my practice stem from mindfulness or neurosis? If it is my nature to create highly-crafted nonsensical work, then can (or should) I nurture my focus to make sense of it?"

Teresa Audet is an artist and furniture maker based in Northeast Minneapolis. Audet holds a BFA in Furniture Design from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and has studied at the Mount Fuji School of Fine Woodworking in Yamanashi, Japan. She has been awarded several grants including a 2019 Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. A full-time Artist, she participates in artist residencies and exhibits artwork nationwide. Audet serves as the Arts and Program Manager for the Minneapolis Art Lending Library and teaches furniture and art making in several spaces in the twin cities, including the Women’s Woodshop.