Creative Interviews : Hazel Terry
|Hazel with Freya|
Polystyrene, I wish it and other non biodegradable human products could be uninvented, and in this I include nuclear products.
Inconsiderate or unkind treatment of people, animals, plants and the planet.
My proudest achievement was hand rearing a sparrow, I love animals and life, I hate to see it wasted.
|Gran and Hen|
I get up early at 5am or 6am and hit the ground running. I get the most and the best work done before my family get up in the quiet daylight of the early morning.
I love my teaching work, I teach such a variety of people and a variety of subjects that it is very satisfying, especially when I get my students to work on a project that blows their minds and they all buzz with ideas, excitement and creative comeradery.
In the evenings after my family are fed and cleaned etc I get back to my work. Usually I work at the kitchen table or if I am painting, at the kitchen wall.
Maybe I am too noisy and sociable, I don't have or crave a quiet studio away from it all. The draw back of this is that everything has to be done and cleaned away before I can start.
|Red Riding Hood & The Wolf|
I got in trouble at Belfast (York Street) for trying to transfer to Fine art from Fine craft design. At ECA for making a film for my final Painting degree. People want to find a draw to pop you into, a label to slap on your forehead. I am too interested in too many things and I keep pealing off the label. Sometimes I do feel it is my downfall and if I channeled all that energy and effort into one form of practice, then I would have been more successful . . . but then would I be me?
haha I clean the house! I need order to be able to work even though I am often accused of not seeing my mess, but I do see most of it and everyone elses.
I usually wake up in the middle of the night with an idea, sometimes I write it down in the dark in a wee book beside my bed. In the morning if I am free of other projects I start it, and then I work on it till it is finished. If ever I go onto something else, the original work is doomed, I rarely go back.
Away from it all, if I can I like to go away to very remote places and just be. I have had the luxury of a job with a decent length of holiday and the use of my great uncles remote house in France. This is heaven for me as the wildlife is abundant and every year something different features, hoopoes, hares, frogs etc. It is the tonic for my working life and a time when I always feel I get my self back and can be really free.
I am proud of collaborations with others and most proud probably when it does not involve people who are identified as being 'arty' or 'creative'.
November last year for example, when again on a night thought, we managed to get the whole college making and wearing mustaches for the male cancer charity 'Movember'. It was spontaneous, fun and creative for so many different people and it made lots of money for a worthy charity.
Also I wish I could learn to remember names it is a large and terrible failing of mine.
|Piet Hein Eeek : Greenupgrader|
|Garbage : Greenupgrader|
|Christien Meindertsma : Textile Source Blog|
Thanks so much Hazel. It's been a delight for me and it was great going through all your work. Cheers me dear! First pint's on me!
Hazel's links :
The Art Room Plant
Furniture & Interior Design Blog