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Meet international muiltimedia artist, Andrea Graham. Find out how Andrea applies ancient techniques in her contemporary work by combining handmade felt and unexpected materials in her organic three dimension form and installations. Using both traditional nomadic and modern feltmaking techniques, fiber is magically transformed in her hands.
Andrea Graham works and resides in rural Ontario, Canada. Andrea exhibits, teaches and lectures internationally and is recognized for her technical skill and innovation. Andrea is a 2013 Niche Award Finalist as well as being named as one of the top influences in contemporary fiber art by Fiber Art Now magazine. her work is included in the Sonny Kamm collection and three of her sculptures have recently been acquired by the Bronfman family for the Claridge Inc. corporate art collection. Her work has been shown in Museums in Canada, USA, France, and Italy and in many international exhibitions and galleries. Andrea has 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013. In 2015, Andrea will have solo exhibitions in Vernona, Italy and at the Canadian Guild of Craft in Montreal.
Thank you to our sponsor, New England Felting Supply! If you are a feltmaker (or are ready to give it a try), New England Felting Supply is the perfect place. New England Felting Supply has been a trusted resource for feltmaking since 2007. They provide a wide variety of materials and courses from their store in Easthampton, Massachusetts, and an amazing webstore that ships materials worldwide.