Why felt?  It has been many years since I was introduced to industrial felt, and was struck by the unique quality and rich potential of this ancient and relatively unknown material.  The more I engaged the more I became attached to this material, and continue to explore it’s flexibility, shape forming ability, and forgiving nature.  Like many in the field of craft, I feel that understanding material fully and obtaining the technical skill to handle it are every bit as important as developing the idea.  Still, I wouldn’t dare to say that I completely comprehend this material, felt, but that I hope there will be many more years ahead having pleasure with it and learning from it.

Felt - recent work (2005-2013)

Felt - recent work (2005-2013)

Felt - small work

Felt - small work

Felt - early work (1998 - 2004)

Felt - early work (1998 - 2004)