I am a retired middle school art teacher with a biology background. The combination of these two have made a huge impact on my art work and where I find most of my inspiration.
Interestingly enough, when I studied art at Bowling Green State University, my main area of interest was ceramics and metals. I never had a hint of interest in taking a fibers class. Many years later, and on a whim, I took my first felting class in 2004. I fell in love with the instant gratification, cleanliness of soap and wool and the versatility of felt. It is the only medium in which I can make jewelry, rugs, sculptural work and clothing out of the same basic material. The engineering possibilities of taking a soft, airy material and making it into a hard sculptural form by simply using soap, water and manipulation was totally exciting.
My approach to making felt vessels is,,,
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