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Terry Shearn is a Fiber/Textile artist who uses carded wool to create seamless wearable art using the nuno felting technique.  Each piece is created from hand dyed silks, or silk lap with layered hand dyed wool roving that is worked and sculpted to create a seamless unique piece. Her pallet includes items such as wool locks, mohair, thread, recycled sari silk.  As the fabric is created, so is the garment making it a flowing sculptural experience.  Hats are created using hand dyed wool roving in layers to create a seamless form that is then sculpted into warm, unique hats.  Terry also uses natural dyes such as Eucalyptus or Walnut to create both prints from the botanicals or dye baths in her process, creating earthy, natural patterns on wearable art, table runners, and framed art pieces. 

Terry has been working in this medium for over ten years and has been a costume designer for over 30 years. Her work is has been featured in Foothills Magazine,  participated in the Placer Arts Studio Tour 2014, 2015 and 2017, first place award in the Fiber Art Expect the Unexpected Show at the Art League of Lincoln and the Blue Line Gallery Art of Fashion Show. Her work is currently available at Riverside Gallery – Truckee, CA, and various art shows throughout the year. She lives and creates in the beautiful Sierra Foothills town of Dutch Flat with her partner metal artist Mark Oldland, where she finds her inspiration from the surrounding natural world.   


Artists Statement

While growing up I had unusual taste in clothing. I was tall and thin, nothing seemed to fit my body or style. This began my love of making, first with my own clothing and then on to sewing costumes for local renaissance festivals and later though a website at the birth of such things called Renaissance Wear where I created custom clothing for SCA events, weddings and stage. Loving fiber/textiles I attended several classes in basket making, art, design and sewing both though college courses and workshops. I have worked with many natural mediums to create and discovered the versatility and endless possibilities of wool roving to create garments, and art pieces. The desire to create colors that match my imagination lead to explorations in dyeing. Explorations in dyeing then lead to the joy of natural dyeing, using plants, mushrooms, and lichen to create color. Anyone who stops by my studio, takes one of my workshops or drops by my booth at an art fair knows how enthusiastic and excited I am by the journey of my work. It is a lifelong experiment.

2018
Menlo Park Art Stroll
Flower Farm Celebration of the Arts
Dutch Flat Second Annual Artisan Fair
Elemental Currents - High Hand Gallery
The Ridley Gallery Holiday Show and Sale – Sierra College Rocklin, CA
Tahoe Art - Boatworks Mall Tahoe City
Nevada County Open Studio Tour
Montclair Art Stroll

2017
Placer Arts Studio Tour
Placer Arts League Open Juried Show
Second Saturday – Midtown Sacramento
Dutch Flat First Annual Artisan Fair
Focus on Fiber Sacramento Fine Arts Center
The Ridley Gallery Holiday Show and Sale – Sierra College Rocklin, CA
Homewood Fine Arts & Crafts Festival – Lake Tahoe
Miners Foundry Cultural Center Spring Art Show
Cafe Luna December Featured Artist
Flower Farm Celebration of the Arts
Featured in Foothill Magazine October issue


2016
Homewood Fine Arts & Crafts Festival – Lake Tahoe
First Place Award - Fiber Art- Expect the Unexpected Art League of Lincoln
Rocklin Mini Maker Faire – Felting Flowers
The Ridley Gallery Holiday Show and Sale – Sierra College Rocklin, CA
Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City Holiday Craft
Flower Farm Holiday Art Show
Cafe Luna December Featured Artist
Flower Farm


2015
Placer Arts Studio Tour
Homewood Fine Arts & Crafts Festival – Lake Tahoe
The Art of Fashion – Blue Line Gallery Roseville, CA
The Ridley Gallery Holiday Show and Sale – Sierra College Rocklin, CA
Flower Farm


2014
Placer Arts Studio Tour
2011- Workshop instructor for the Curious Forge maker

1995-2006- Renaissance Wear- Custom made costuming for stage, weddings or just for fun

Galleries/Boutiques:

Riverside Studio - Truckee, CA
Camelot Gallery, Nevada City, CA
The Flower Farm Inn, Loomis, CA

Affiliations:
Member of Placer Arts Council
Member of Placer Arts League
Member of the Foothills Fiber Guild

Dharma Trading Co. Featured Artists

The texture, colors, diversity, and limitless possibilities fiber offers are delicious and there is no limit to the exploration of this wonderful art adventure.

Meet the Artist with Loucinda Laughlin interview:Terry ShearnYouTube


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Terry Shearn-Fiber Arts
PO Box 11
Dutch Flat, CA 95714
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