Artist Inspiration: Nurit Ophir
We are pleased to introduce you to Nurit Ophir, a structural woven fiber artist from Sydney, Australia, as this week's featured artist. Nurit shared the following artist statement with us along with some incredible photos of her work a few weeks ago. We are particularly inspired by her process of collecting materials and her direct connection with nature. We hope you enjoy learning about her work as much as we have!
Artist Inspiration: Dean McRaine
This week we are featuring the work of Dean McRaine, a self-described "psychedelic colored clay artist" based in Kauai, Hawaii, with 35 years of experience making pottery and developing glazes. Dean owns Light Wave Pottery Studio, a fantastic place dedicated to the magic of creation and the alchemy of ceramics located in central Kapaa on the island of Kauai. He is known for his innovative process of using multi-colored slabs to create pieces with vivid color and intricate patterns that reflect his beautiful tropical home.
A Year in Review: The Felt Community is 1 Year Old!
As we mentioned above in the introduction, we hosted our first roundup on December 20, 2020, bringing together a small group of artists and makers who responded to a challenge to "represent the night sky". Since then, we have hosted 10 additional roundups and grown exponentially. We are now a community of over 8,000+ artists, crafters, makers, and creatives from all over the country (with a handful of international artists also in the mix).
Artist Inspiration: Sharon Lee Minor
This month we are pleased to introduce you to Sharon Lee Minor (aka AUNTIE AFRIKA), a visual and performance artist, anthropologist, arts educator and ordained minister. Sharon is an active part of the Felt community and a regular at our community events. She is a frequent contributor and an enthusiastic supporter of the work being shared on the Felt Facebook Group. Perhaps she's even left a supportive comment about your art or asked you a question!
Artist Inspiration: Dora Frost
Since 1978 Dora Frost has exhibited paintings and works on paper and invented new ways of utilizing traditional pictorial mediums and materials to create exciting three-dimensional installation.
Artist Inspiration: Karrita Renzelmann
This week we are featuring pottery artist Karrita Renzelmann. In lieu of a formal artist statement, we’re including a short note she asked us to share and a video she recently posted on her Instagram stories about the culmination of 100 day personal art challenge. She also speaks to the meaning of her company name, Queen Bee Pottery, and the importance of nature and femininity in her art.
Artist Inspiration: Nieves Saah
Nieves Saah, raised in Bilbao, a town in the Basque region of Spain, is a painter who almost exclusively uses palette knives and spatulas to scrape and layer paint on her pieces. Saah earned her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she graduated summa cum laude.