Sculptural Forms in Felt
Wool craft reaches back more than a thousand years into Icelandic culture, but the fiber arts are far from staid and sleepy in Iceland these days. Using the unparalled wool of the unique Icelandic breed of sheep, featured instructor Anna Gunnarsdottir of Akureyri, Iceland creates sculptural forms in felt. These artistic forms can be lit, creating a soft and lovely light for any dark season. In this three-day workshop, students will create a variety of sculptural forms using wet felting methods and a unique form of 3D resists to create free standing form. A fixture, developed by the instructor, will be provided and installed so that the forms can easily be lit, creating an artistic and useful piece inspired by natural elements of the northern landscape.