I am so excited to share with you that I have been accepted into Piedmont Craftsment Inc. as an exhibiting member. This guild of fine-craft artists is well known throughout the Southeast and is gaining National notoriety for the artists who create extraordinary work in Clay, Wood, Metals, Jewelry, Fiber, Leather, Photography and Mixed Media. … Read more.
While these are not the professional photos, I just couldn’t wait to show “Dressage Horse” to you. As usual, there are no interior armatures. It is 100% homegrown wool. (18″ L x 11″ H) It’s been nearly a year since I began this investigation into action, detail and size of the horse. Working on this … Read more.
I received an invitation to make a piece of art for the “March Into Spring” exhibition at The Enrichment Center in Winston-Salem NC (up through May 10th). I have studied female imagery in art and mythology for several decades now and was interested in attempting to sculpt a human body in wool. I love the pregnant … Read more.
While sculpting black animals is easy enough, photographing black needle felted sculptures of dogs is not. Dylan Ducket is almost a year old. Standard Poodle with lots of expression. I was asked to get the upward looking eyes. I used some of his real fur for the exterior coat treatment. This is Zoo. The … Read more.
Meet Kiwi. He’s a lovable, sweet, energetic and smart Australian Shepherd owned by Marguerite Ostreicher’s son. This young man is attending college and misses Kiwi very much. So Marguerite had me sculpt Kiwi in wool as a Xmas gift for her son so he could have Kiwi with him. Kiwi has a favorite toy: a … Read more.
A lovely woman commissioned me to sculpt a sitting tiger for her daughter who attends Colorado College. The mascot is a tiger. I was excited and somewhat daunted. All those stripes!! Plus her daughter and husband are both artists and she is quite the art connoisseur herself! The pressure was on. I gathered a few photos … Read more.
This is Yam. She’s a special cow who was friend to Cheryl Ferguson of Plum Granny Farm in Stokes County. She lived a very wholesome and luxurious life until her untimely death by dogs. I was asked by Ray Teugle, Cheryl’s husband, to sculpt a portrait of Yam for Cheryl’s birthday. I did my best … Read more.
Spinning is something I do to relax and because I just love the idea of making my own yarns from my sheep and the wool I have rescued or gotten from folks who have fiber animals they love, but don’t want the fiber. It’s nice to sit with my family in the den as they … Read more.
This is my most exciting sculpture project, because I not only love to look at horses, but I owned, showed and bred horses for years in my teens and 20’s. I feel that I know the energy and body of horses so deeply, like my own skin and muscles, because of all the time I … Read more.