Conversation With Meg Viney, Australia

My practise involves a relationship with Nature – I love gathering her cast-offs, and, before they decompose, simply transform them into new materials with a life of their own. I have always had an interest in containment – a concept that provides emotional, spiritual and…

Conversation With Mary Sleigh, Uk

I enjoy the industrious process of creating work and investigating materials and construction. Being resourceful and using what I have is significant in my practice: learnt as a child and reinforced by my travels and experience of tribal people. Much of the joy in what…

Conversation With Marjolein Dallinga: Canada

Marjolein Dallinga was born in the Netherlands where she studied Fine Arts. She moved to Montréal, Canada, in 1989 to pursue her art career through making art books and jewelry. While raising a family, her creativity led her to toy making and teaching art classes.…

Conversation with Marie-Therese Wisniowski, Australia

Marie-Therese Wisniowski works full time as a studio artist, researcher, author, curator, speaker & tutor and is the Director of Art Quill Studio at Arcadia Vale in New South Wales, Australia. She is a casual lecturer at the University of Newcastle, Australia. In 2009, she…

Conversation with Lucy Worsley, Australia

British born and now living in Melbourne, I am an artist, designer, teacher, collector, fabricaholic and a bit of a crafty fibre day dreamer. If I’m not sewing then I can usually be found somewhere taking photographs of inspiring aspects of every day life. My…

Conversation with Liz Powell, Australia

I’m an Australian artist working in Byron Shire, NSW. After graduating from the National Art School in 1978 I have been teaching and exhibiting regularly in galleries around Australia and overseas. I describe myself as a mixed media fibre artist as I use a broad…

Conversation with Lisa Call, USA

My passion is creating abstract contemporary textile paintings. My award winning artwork, composed of my richly colored hand dyed fabric, is exhibited internationally and included in numerous private and public collections. My two newest ventures are teaching art workshops and creating MakeBigArt, a website devoted…

Conversation with Kiranada Sterling Benjamin, USA

Kiranada Sterling Benjamin profile: While I move more and more into the contemplative aspects of art, painting with “hot wax and liquid dyes on thirsty cloth” is an apt way to describe the work I have done for almost fifty years. My background in fibers…

Conversation with Marijke van Welzen, The Netherlands

Under the label ART2WEAR I make wearable art with a story to tell. Textile is my passion, it lends itself to infinite possibilities of expression. When an idea comes to mind, it has to whirl around in my head before I start working. The rest…

Conversation with Kay Khan, USA

Kay Khan is a studio artist who has lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico since 1991. She is currently exploring textiles in the form of vessels and armour. She sees her work as a “mosaic of fragments, collected experiences, information, and images.” Her work is…

Conversation with Kay Faulkner, Australia

Kay Faulkner has been a full time weaver for over 30 years. She comes from a background of Home Economic teaching where she initially majored in textiles and holds a master weaver’s accreditation. Throughout her career whether it has been weaving for production, limited run…

Conversation with Kathryn Harmer Fox, South Africa

Kathryn Harmer Fox I am a multi-media artist with fibre as my overriding passion. I use my sewing machine like you would an oversized pencil, as a creative tool. I have covered thousands of kilometres with it, travelling down many a lesser known road; using…

Conversation with Karen Goetzinger, Canada

Karen Goetzinger is an award winning artist who after living in Wisconsin, Minnesota, New York, currently lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fashion Design with an emphasis in Fine Arts. Since 2004 she has taught at the Ottawa…

Conversation with Jette Clover, Belgium

I was born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark, but have lived for many years in the US and the Netherlands and since 2005 in Belgium. I started out as a journalist working at a daily newspaper, but then I met my husband and moved to…

Conversation with Jenny Crossley, Australia

Jen is an Australian mixed media artist and highly sought after instructor. Her art is truly unique, incorporating many a found object, vintage ephemera, metal she has herself etched, resin and much more. With a true eye for detail and the ability to see past…

Conversation with Jan Kierzkowski, Australia

Jan Kierzkowski is an Australian mixed- media artist who is drawn to the use of assemblage to express most of her current concepts, although she also enjoys working with paint, clay, glass,cloth, book arts and jewellery making-whatever best expresses her ideas at the time. She…

Conversation with Igora Lucyna Opala, Australia

“Igora Lucyna Opala, the visionary and artist behind South Australia’s Igora label, attributes the admiration and success of her work to a lifelong passion for nature and fine arts. Much of what can be seen in Igora’s felt designs stems from her childhood living in…

Conversation with Heike Gerbig, Germany

I …have been a writer and an editor for most of the 50 years it took me to discover the addictive powers of textile art …rarely touched a needle till then …now benefit greatly from that, for in blessed ignorance of techniques, styles, how-to’s I…

Conversation with Glenys Mann, Australia

I am the owner/coordinator of FIBRE ARTS AUSTRALIA… a live-in workshop event that is held twice a year in Australia. There are 18 tutors at each event, from all over the world, that share their knowledge with more than 200 fibre/textile artists at each event,…

Conversation with Erica Gray, Gold Coast, Australia

Conversation with Erica Gray, Gold Coast, Australia Erica, a Gold Coast based artist works in mediums including painting, stitched textiles, wearable art and soft sculpture. Initially influenced by garment design and the construction processes, Gray utilises similar principles to produce soft sculpture and installation art.…
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