Theresa Saulin received her MFA from the University of the Arts and her BFA from Moore College of Art and Design. She currently teaches Critical Discourse, and a variety of Ceramics and Sculpture classes in Moore College of Art and Design’s BFA, Young Artist’s Workshop and Continuing Studies programs. She also teaches children at Society Hill Synagogue. This past year, Theresa was a guest lecturer and had a solo exhibition, Lines of Flight, at Finlandia University in Hancock, MI. She also participated in two exhibitions sponsored by the 2010 National Council for Education in the Clay Arts; Artist/Educator, at Rowan University, NJ and 6-III* Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, at The Haverford School in Haverford, PA. Theresa received a 2010 Faculty Development Grant from Moore College of Art and Design to prepare research for her Night Is A Girl exhibition at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, April 1, 2011.
Theresa’s interests in biology, botany, classical music, geology, and gastronomy guide her construction. She builds delicate, alternating smooth and densely textured, porcelain sculptures. They are physical explorations of philosophical ideas. Without beginning or end, the sculptures suggest forms from nature but, just as easily, they mimic the branching, burrowing, nonhierarchical structure of the internet. She photographs the forms in various stages of production. The forms and photos become her still life. The system of distilled information provides an elastic and infinitely expandable language that fuel future drawings, prints and sculpture.