June Lee "Bystander" 2017

Blog Post Tag: SDA In the Studio

“In the Studio” with Sharon Peoples

June 13, 2018 9:00 am

I have worked as an artist in Canberra, Australia for over 20 years as both a hand and machine embroiderer, which seems to produce to two very different bodies of work. In 1994, I completed a Master of Visual Arts at the Australian National University and began my arts practice. I continued studying, graduating with …

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“Echoes of the Prairie: Works in Cloth” by Susan Lordi Marker

January 17, 2018 10:00 am

Susan Lordi Marker is recent SDA member, whose work centralizes around themes of natural resources, ecosystems, and mark making. Below, Susan reflects on the many years of creativity and exploration with a retrospective on her own processes. Several years ago I rescued a remnant of original, unplowed native prairie in Missouri. Since then, I have been …

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“In The Studio” with Jacqueline Mallegni

January 10, 2018 10:00 am

SDA member Jacqueline Mallegni takes us inside her studio and process with 2018’s first “In the Studio” article. Working in a wide variety of media, Jacqueline’s creates sculptures inspired by natural forms. Read more to get to know one of our recent members! I began making handmade paper in 1989—falling in love with how the …

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Hybrid Transitions: Collaborative Itajime by Tyler Peterson

February 22, 2017 9:00 am

In continuation with the previous article on katazome and technology, textile artist Tyler Peterson presents a new exploration into traditional historic dye processes with a technological update in collaboration with Aaron De Lanty. The idea for this experiment came from a conversation Aaron and I had over a year ago about ways to speed up and make …

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Cheers to Fiber Art!

November 28, 2016 9:00 am

SDA Member Cameron Anne Mason recently had the wonderful experience of being selected as the first fiber artist to take part in the Chateau Ste Michelle Winery’s annual Artist Series. Below, she details the selection process, turning her work from dimensional fiber pieces to two-dimensional labels, and the wine release party. The Artist Series wine …

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Hybrid Transitions: A Modern Take on Katazome by Tyler Peterson

October 30, 2016 1:28 am

This moment is an exciting time to be working in the field of fibers and textiles. More so than any other time in history makers, craftspeople, and artists are able to access information about a multitude of different techniques, processes, and materials. Classes, books, and YouTube tutorials are readily available to learn how to make …

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Jo Hamilton Studio Visit

October 26, 2016 9:00 am

Jo Hamilton is our cover artist for “The Body Embellished” Summer 2016 Issue of Surface Design Journal. Editor Marci Rae McDade and I recently enjoyed a studio visit with Jo to see and discuss some of her new crocheted portraits. The beautiful home studio Jo works from in Portland, Oregon, is filled with thousands of …

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Common Threads

October 12, 2016 9:00 am

Common Threads is a collaborative project between Iowa-based artist and SDA member Catherine Reinhart and Minnesota-based artist Allison Metzger. The show consists of works on paper and an interactive installation at the Iowa State University (ISU) Design on Main Gallery. The show opened on October 1st, and is still on display for a few more …

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SDA In the Studio with Meg Pierce

August 16, 2016 7:07 pm

Pattern, symmetrical design, and grids are the organizing principles in my work. Through working in painting, drawing, and collage, I have always been interested in fine variations color and line. I find great joy in the complexity found in textiles, which exemplify these elements. Old lace, handkerchiefs, thread, and women’s stories are my inspirations. I …

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SDA In the Studio with Mary McFerran

August 3, 2016 7:38 pm

Drawing and stitching are mark-making methods that continually appeal to me because of their immediacy and ability to convey emotion. There is a strong associative element in fabric that intrigues me. I like to gather fabrics and ideas together and begin to experiment, usually working with linen but I have recently been excited to play …

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