I teach what I know. I learn, re-invent, sketch, alter, and make it my own. First I think about color at the dye pots, and then I take to the felting table to make a prototype. Here is where I make mistakes, try to quietly listen and allow the piece to become what it wants to become.
Still continuing to trouble shoot and streamline the process until the magic appears, I decide “this needs to be a class”. This is the point in the creative process that makes me be a better artist…by preparing to teach others! When preparing for classes, much time goes into details and structure in timing, procedure, and materials, for each student to successfully complete their piece.
My goal is to ignite creativity in others, to inspire, to share what I know and welcome those “ahhhh” moments in others.
My felt teachings are my gift to give back to so many who come into my life, and leave it enriched, if only for a few hours.
My Studio is open to the public on Saturdays from 10-2. My artwork is available for sale. It is also where I hold classes.
Each class is complete with step-by-step instruction, a class kit, and homemade lunch. I have created this place where we gather on a Saturday and ignite our creative selves through felting. I offer a large selection of reasonably priced, in depth classes; beginner through Master Class levels.
My studio is, uniquely, a one of a kind place in Northeast Ohio where one can come explore the design elements through fiber and felting.
Passion The strength of my passion, for my artwork, is to ignite my creative self. My wearable art pieces evolve with each season. Through fiber, my artwork is expressed based on MY life experiences... everything that has brought me to this moment.
In 2008, I was diagnosed with cancer. I LIVE each day with this disease. That was the driving force for how my Studio, and art form, came to be. I like to refer to my Studio as “Art Therapy gone wild”. It was the result of a single art therapy class at The Gathering Place, a wet felting class, which co-incidentally was my first day of hair loss, a side effect from Chemo. In that single class, I found my passion…..I found hope. When I am at my felting table, I am the beauty that lies in the potential of the art I can create.
My Designs are one-of-a kind.
My style is edgy-conservative with a flare for organic. I am proud to be an avenue for people to express their distinctiveness through wearing my felted art works. As I create a piece, I often wonder who will come for this piece. When that person arrives, it is magic.
My wearable art pieces are exhibited at various gallery art shows and on runways of fashion shows throughout the Greater Cleveland area. My work is sold at those Galleries, Juried Art Shows as well as at my Chagrin Falls Studio, Alpaca Fiber Studio & Friends.
Come see for yourself, why so many Judges are willing to accept and award my work with honors.