Fiber/Mixed Media: Lissa Hunter
Small Vessels, Big Ideas – Using the simple textile techniques of coiling, twining, looping and knotting and a limited array of materials, we will emphasize idea generation in making small textile vessels. Learning “small” gives us a relatively quick way to gain some skills that will allow for the development of ideas in our work. Think maquettes and sketches. The structures can be scaled up with a change of textile materials or can be interpreted in other materials altogether. Along the way we’ll consider form, color, texture, scale and other design elements. Some textile skills helpful but not necessary.
Lissa Hunter is a full-time studio artist living in Portland, Maine. Since she earned an MFA in Textiles from Indiana University, her work has concentrated on basketry, using many fiber techniques, and has most recently included drawing and clay. Her work is in major museum collections, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Museum of Art and Design and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Teaching and writing are important parts of her practice and she is honored to have been elected Life Trustee of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in 2017. web: lissahunter.com