Fiber/Textile work has been a constant evolving focus in my life. 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 the versatility of 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 led to explorations in dyeing. Explorations in dyeing then lead to the joy of natural dyeing, using plants, mushrooms, and lichen to create color.
With interest in creating I have worked with metal and attended half a dozen welding/metalwork classes locally. Most of my adult life I have had a pottery wheel and at one point created and sold pottery. I love to weave using a ridged heddle loom and paint for relaxation. Creating has been a life long force in my life
More recently I have combined my gathered techniques and materials and have been working in fiber sculptural art. 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.
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 on the beautiful and wild Spanish Creek near Quincy, CA .https://www.featherriverartcamp.com/felting/
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 /and experimenting in various art mediums for over 30 years and more. 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, Love of Art Gallery - Auburn, 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.