TERESA Savage dreams of one day opening her own sculpting business.
And as an amateur sand sculptor she has made a good start by crafting the image on the reverse of the Olympic gold medals for thousands of people to see.
Teresa has sculpted Nike – the goddess of victory.
PCSO Teresa, 43, of Herbert Road in Gosport, usually sculpts with clay but took the opportunity to do sand sculpting in Weymouth.
Teresa said: ‘I have been into clay sculpting. I was doing that for about eight or nine years. This was my first time on sand. It’s a hard material to use because the sand is so fine. It’s not like clay where you can add things on easily. It’s all a learning curve.’
Teresa spent two weeks in Weymouth sculpting as part of an exhibition about ancient Greece and the Olympics.
Her work of art, which is among numerous other sand sculptures, will now be on display until the end of September at the Sandworld exhibition.
It means that anyone visiting the town to watch the Olympic sailing can see it.
‘I’m chuffed to bits with it,’ she said.
‘I thought if I could do this then I know that I could take the next step and get some more experience with it and go to the next level applying to be a sand sculptor.’
Teresa added that she was looking forward to the Olympic games.
‘It’s hugely important,’ she said.
‘The sailing is going down there. So hopefully it will grab lots of attention.
‘I’m very proud. I have achieved something that hopefully thousands of people will see.
‘It looks amazing. I sit back and think “I did that”. It’s something I thought I would never do.’