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.
I am available for workshops and art camps. As an experienced teacher/instructor I have a passion for sharing my experience. I currently am a returning instructor for Feather River Art Camp, a week long immersive art experience. I am also available for day long to week long workshops. I teach wet felting, botanical printing and pine needle basketry.
Terry has been working in this medium for over fifteen 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, 2019, 2021, 2022. 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. Best of Show Award Reno ArtFest 2019. Her work is currently available at Riverside Gallery – Truckee, CA, High Hand Gallery in Loomis, CA, and various art shows throughout the year. She lives and creates in the beautiful Sierra Foothills town of Auburn, where she finds her inspiration from the surrounding natural world.