Teena Dickerson is an artist and writer dedicated to creativity and passion. She graduated from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in 1995 and created jewelry and sculpture along the banks of the picturesque Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick until 2013, the same year that she completed a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree at the University of New Brunswick. She then moved to Alberta to continue her education at the University of Calgary to pursue a Masters in Education with specific focus on studying creativity and self-realization. While completing her graduate work, Teena opened a studio in the soft, rolling hills of Central Alberta.
Teena specializes in traditional techniques including carving, lost wax casting, and hand fabrication (working in sterling silver, gold, bronze and stone) while embracing new technology; bringing the artisan's life, and creative process, out of the dark seclusion of the workshop into a shared, intimate, and collaborative experience.
For Teena, the creative process is as spiritual as it is physical. She believes that it is part of the artists’ craft to act as a medium for the process and liberate artwork rather than dictate it. While carving in stone, metal, wood and clay Teena draws parallel to carving out time, space, and place. She finds transcendence through carving and purpose through tool strokes and shining finishes.