Teachers & Artists
hand • made studio welcomes teachers, artists, naturalists, innovators and the community at large to share in this bit of beautiful space. We are hosts to a variety of classes and welcome hand-crafted art to be shown in our studio. If you would like to teach, share, collaborate, or gather, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
AMANDA KENNEDY studied sculpture at Kansas City Art institute, in Kansas City Missouri, and received her BFA from the California College of the Arts and Crafts, in Oakland, California. With experience as an assistant for many large-scale sculptural projects as well as meticulous projects in wood and clay, her work draws on the practice of fine craft. Her careful and skilled hand meet a found-object DIY aesthetic, to make a unique combination in materials from fabric to driftwood to plastic refuse. http://www.amandajaynekennedy.com/
ASHLEY EVA BROCK is a dyer, clothing/costume designer, and fiber artist living in Bolinas CA. She has worked a a dyer for the San Francisco Opera, has done costume design and fabrication for music videos and film, and sells limited edition hand made clothing. Her dog companion Lyla is never far from her side.
BONNIE REARDON is a needle artist whose art forms include sewing, knitting, crochet, and small weavings. Her work has been published in Vogue Crochet, Candi Jensen’s books and TV show “Knit and Crochet Now” on PBS, and she has made projects for Kristin Nicholas’s latest book. She has been knitting for 58 years.
JENNA BAUCKE is an artist and designer from Santa Barbara, CA living in the East Bay, CA. For more info & images please visit http://www.jennabaucke.com/
JONATHA FOLI, with a degree in Art Education, Jonatha has been involved in fiber arts, knitting, and crocheting since she was a child. At Stitches West 10 years ago she was introduced to the art of wet felting. Since then she has attended many felting workshops with master instructors, extending her knowledge and technique. She has also taught classes in nuno and wet felting at Summerfield Waldorf Live Oak Charter, Petaluma Arts Center, Cast Away, and Folk, and privately in the Bay Area. She is thrilled to be teaching wet felting at hand ∙ made studio and looks forward to many new wet felting adventures.
JUDI PETITTE has taught courses at UC Berkeley Botanical Garden, West Coast Craft (SF), and other local spots. She can be found online at www.biohue.com
LINDA GAMBLE (Spinning in the Wind) is an artist and designer living in West Sonoma. She focuses on traditional lace patterns from Estonia, Germany, the Shetlands, Russia and Japan as the sources of the motifs combined in her garments. All of the yarns for the hand knit lace wear from Spinning in the Wind are hand spun on drop spindles. Many of the fibers I hand process from raw fleece, which includes scouring, combing, and possibly dyeing and blending multiple fibers for color and texture. Visit http://fibershed.bigcartel.com/artist/linda-gamble-spinning-in-the-wind for more samples of her work.
MARIE HOFF (Capella Grazing Project) does everything except raise children. She'd love to see you at the studio, at the farmer's market (2nd Sundays at the Temescal DMV), at a Fibershed event, to have you come visit her sheep (www.capellagrazing.com), and/or see you at a contact improv jam. She raises sheep, shears their wool, spins, weaves, & designs it.
MELANIE PERKINS is a teacher, librarian, and belongs to Spindles & Flyers spinning guild in Richmond, CA. She loves a range of fiber arts, including felting, spinning, and knitting. She enjoys skirting raw fleeces on shearing day and all steps of preparing wool by teasing, carding, and/or combing.
TOM SPITTLER lives in Sebastopol, CA and is a master woodworker, woodturner, & metalsmith. He repairs spinning wheels & builds drop spindles, among many other things.