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A fiber artist specializing in feltmaking, member NIADA since 2008.
Born and trained in Ireland, Raphaela’s work is rooted in Irish textures, and forms. From a background in weaving, she has moved to sculpting paper. Vessels are her major focus, exploring the relationship between the inner and outer worlds. Using pulp, fibre, rope, cord, driftwood and other found objects she creates the colours of the sky and earth. She divides her time between the studio and teaching, including Qi Gong and T’ai chi.
Anne has been sewing since she was 12. Her interest in colors and textures are manifest in her art quilting and wearable clothing. She uses hand dyed fabrics, wool and thread to capture the natural world of the Finger Lakes where she lives. In addition to clothing and quilts, she makes jewelry, purses and scarves.
Andrea Graham is a feltmaker and educator residing in rural Ontario with her husband and three sons. She is the Canadian coordinator for the International Feltmakers Association and a member of the Board of Directors at the Ontario Crafts Council. She is passionate about sharing the complexities of handmade felt through her teaching and lectures. Andrea is the 2011 Artist and Educator in Residence at Queen's University.
set up his own full-time weaving workshop in 1987 after having learned rug weaving in his father's studio, where he has worked since 1982. Over the years he has supported himself through weaving, with just a little help from his part-time job as a fireman in the English village of Colchester where he lives. Jason has exhibited and sold his work in many shows in Europe and the USA. In 1996 he was chosen to be a member of the elite British Crafts Council Index of Selected Makers'. Only a small group of people are chosen for this honor each year. Jason has added teaching to his itinerary, since he now spends several months a year training rug weavers in the USA, Canada and Switzerland.
Jappie King Black
A sculpture artist who uses fiber processes, weaving, textiles and surface design in her work. Educated at RISD and Syracuse Univ, she resides near the woods that provide the grapevines she often uses as raw material. Her work has changed and evolved over many years but has always been rooted in natural materials. The themes of metamorphosis, time and loss resonate in her handmade objects and remind the viewer that nature is beautiful, powerful and fragile.
Mid-Atlantic Fiber Association: MAFA is a non-profit organization whose objectives are to promote education in the fiber arts; to plan, organize, and conduct conferences; and to facilitate communication among member guilds.
Eastern Great Lakes Fiber Conference: this biannual regional conference will be hosted at the Chautauqua Institute October 8 - 10, 2011. http://www.eglfc.org
Weaving Lives at 65: An Anniversary Exhibit
Denise Kovnat http://www.denisekovnat.blogspot.com/
Sarah Saulson www.sarahsaulson.com
The YARN BOUTIQUE at Brighton's Twelve Corners. www.myyarnboutique.com
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