Saturday, February 25, 2012

Textile Dreams In Laguna Beach

I am very excited to show my work at Duet, in Laguna Beach, California
Martin Venzal, the owner of Duet, sought me out after a customer of mine
came into his shop wearing one of my nuno felt gauze shawls.
Color and a flare for art to wear is the scene at Duet.
The way Martin and his staff have displayed my shawls
brings a new perspective and liveliness to my work.

Laguna Beach is a beautiful beach town
with first rate shopping, dining, and scenery. We have enjoyed many
a day trip from San Diego, to meet friends and take in the ambiance.
I am delighted that my nuno felt has found such an ideal home there!

Duet is located at 290 Forest Ave.

"Brilliant Bands" is prominently displayed in the window.
and you will notice the
beautiful leather and nuno handbag they paired with it.
(more about that in a minute)

"Gaudi Evening", inspired by a visit to Barcelona,
is draped casually over an antiqued vase.
"Bright Lattice" is a perfect compliment to
an elegant green dress and hat.
I really like the way they paired up the "Caribbean Rainbow" shawl with that
familiar looking beaded purple leather handbag.

"Day and Night", silk and wool
nuno felt scarf.
We brought more work to Duet last week and
took the opportunity to show Martin Burt's unique leather handbags.
I had a feeling he would love them, and he did!
On several of the handbags Burt has incorporated pieces of nuno felt
as is the case with "Red on Red" in the window, and "Rusty Turq", below.
"Violet", leather and nuno felt

Monday, February 20, 2012

Show and Tell at The Getty

I often brag about my prize pupil, Mimi. Mimi and I were potters back in the 70's when we first met and became friends. A few years ago I taught Mimi how to felt, and she took to it like wool to silk! We recently visited the Getty Center together in Los Angeles, and had our own little art show in the parking garage afterwards! Mimi makes the most beautiful felt wall hangings, and here she is with her latest beauty. You can see all of her wonderful felt and nuno felt creations on her website

Once a potter, always a potter! Mimi has found the same magic quality in shaping felt as she did with clay, back in the day. See all her beautiful felt vessels here!

Oh, and did you notice the luscious nuno felt scarf she is wearing? Sitting across from her at lunch, I couldn't take my eyes off of it! Be sure to click on the links to see it all!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Studio Mascot

The studio is all set up and ready for the felt bracelet class to begin.

Industrious students, hard at work!

Everyone loves Monty, our ever vigilant studio mascot!