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Spring 2013

Anni Albers

Anni Albers, “Material as Metaphor’” in Selected Writings on Design: “How do we choose out specific material, our means of communication? “Accidentally.” Something speaks to us, a sound, a touch, … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Scans

Decided to scan some of my weaving samples as well as some line drawings I made based on the linear weaving pattern. These exercises are for the surface treatments of … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · 4 Comments

Frame Loom Weaving 101

Eager as I am, I bought some cotton yarn this weekend and began my first weaving sample this morning. The selection of yarn was extremely limited considering I wanted a … Continue reading

February 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Elisa Strozyk

Elisa Strozyk‘s Wooden Textiles are a manifestation of how waste can be the source of a new process of creativity and innovation.¬† While attending the Central Saint Martins London to … Continue reading

February 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Weaving For Dummies

In recent months I’ve become mildly obsessed with contemporary and historic weaving. I cant decide if it’s the colors, the textures, the patterns, the cultural variations, or that pesky ‘craft’ … Continue reading

February 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Theo Jansen

Dutch artist Theo Jansen has been working for 16 years to create sculptures that move on their own in eerily lifelike ways.¬†Each generation of his “Strandbeests” is subject to the … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Garden State

February 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Encaustic tile

Producing encaustic tile uses less energy than firing ceramic tiles does, and the materials are natural. The design layer is typically created by pouring a mixture of Portland cement, marble … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Li Xiaofeng

Li Xiaofeng is Beijing artist who creates clothing piece made from traditional chinese ceramics. He makes the clothing from ceramic shards coming from the song, ming, yuan and qing dynasties, … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Li Hongbo

February 11, 2013 · Leave a comment