BFA Craft and Material Studies: Fiber
I survived art school. Everything else is easy by comparison.
I make whatever I'm inspired to make with whatever material I can get my hands on. Give me a joke idea and I'll run with it. If I don't know how to make it happen I'll figure it out.
When I was 13 my cousin gave me a book that had two pages on making friendship bracelets. I got very good at making friendship bracelets and sold them to pay for two weeks of sleep away camp and part of my exchange trip to Germany. My senior year of high school I took a 3D Art and Jewelry class to expand my skills and found out I really liked it. I went to college for Craft and Material Studies but I tried to take classes in everything possible. My thesis was on Eating Disorders and Body Dysmorphia through experimental weaving and embroidery. I also took an extra semester where I focused on Accessibility In Art and presented work in Braille. Post-college, I've found a lot more joy and freedom in making without the stress of grades and my full-time job affords me a lot of time to do crafting during the day.
I've tried my hand at a lot of things over the years. I have experience with the following:
Fibers: knit, crochet, Tunisian crochet, weaving, wrapping, macrame, cross stitch, embroidery, upholstery, sewing, dyeing, resist, printing
Wood: milling, joinery, framing, steam bending, veneer, marquetry, surface treatment, routing, carving, burning
Metals: hand-cut sheet metal, milling, shaping, soldering, riveting, hollow-form, stone-setting
Glass: stained glass, cast glass, frit
Digital: 3D computer modeling, CNC routing, laser cutting, laser engraving, pattern making, formatting, Adobe Suite
Bonus skills: game development, writing Braille with slate and Stylus
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