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Artist's StatementTeresa Crickmar works out of a beautifully kitted-out workshop & studio in Lode, Cambridgeshire where she has a spiritual take on a trio of things. Teresa teaches women making-skills, she designs and creates intricate and meaningful jewellery for her brand Dea & Me, and channels the goddess for Reiki in the garden room.
Healing, making and teaching are fused together in harmony each informing and inspiring the other. Teresa believes that there is more to the world than what you can see and feel around you -indeed Reiki Earth energy found Teresa when she was at her most sceptical. Now, everything she works on tries to reflect the idea that human and nature are connected in one big, beautiful web of life.
Teresa trusts the importance of community and of sharing her knowledge, passing on skills needed to appreciate and create artful and beautiful pieces. As a teacher, Teresa likes to make people feel better: not everyone finds healing through conventional means and a sense of sisterhood, like-mindedness and creativity is a perfect for healing connection. And the bright and airy studio is the perfect space for both play and discovery.
If you buy a piece of Dea & Me you join her in solidarity to embrace the divine feminine, to embrace beauty and to find joy. Its purpose is step towards the Universe with open arms. Teresa works with molten metal and forms of nature so there’s a collaboration between the elements, the medium and the artist; this alchemy is how woman meets method and material. The collections include Vita, Vi and Viriditas. From affordable to wearable art pieces, each and every design is ethical, imbued with intention and crafted to the highest standards using precious metals and gemstones.
Her professional experience includes 25 years as a jeweller, 20 years as a qualified teacher and 8 years as a Reiki Master. She’s co-founded the award-winning social enterprise, GAP Learning and also spent a year as the Artist in Residence in Newton Stewart, Scotland.
For Reiki please go on website to book your session. Please note she is suspending Reiki treatments until September 2023 to concentrate on her craft.
Courses are often over-booked so please email to go on the waiting list for firstname.lastname@example.org
You can discover Dea & Me at the following venues:
Cambridge Open studios – exhibition in Lode 2nd,3rd and 4th weekend in July 2023
CTS Exhibition - 1st and 2nd September in St Peter’s Church, Castle Street, Cambridge
Primavera – For Vita and a selection of Vi and Viriditas pieces
Actively looking for galleries and new stockists – email email@example.com
Teresa Crickmar's Portfolios
This work uses the technique of fusing elements together rather than soldering sections together. Carefully using heat to 'paint' the creation lots of one-off textures are created. Circles have cropped up in my creative work across the years and this work is exploring the idea of how one tries to control outcomes but how we ought to go with the flow and trust. Circles have been used to represent life, cycles and eternal love. The word 'Vita' means life in Latin.