One doesn’t often think of inventors when it comes to felting, but Deborah Loxam-Kohl is in fact just that. She’s the inventor of a technique and machine to felt three-dimensional objects in-the-round and a sculptor and artist. Her work has been exhibited around the globe and she recently finished a residency at Oxygen Art Centre , ‘The Sound of… (silence)’ that explores the sound-absorbing qualities of felted wool within a built environment. The body of work resulted in a free-standing curvilinear wall of low-relief sculptured wool.
Loxam-Kohl is offering a not-to-be-missed 3-D FORM FELTING WORKSHOP (Intermediate) at Oxygen Art Centre. This two-day intensive teaches basic techniques for felting in-the-round, by hand. Participants will produce small samples before continuing onto a project. Felted forms can be applied in the making of hats, handbags, basket-like containers, toys and other items. Examples of finished felted pieces will be displayed in the first session. A materials list will be provided on registration.
The course runs on Saturday, March 26th and Sunday, March 27th from 10am to 4pm. Fee: $120 + $20 materials fee paid to the instructor. Call Kootenay School of the Arts at 250.352.2821 to register.
Deborah is a graduate of the Alberta College of Art & Design Fibre program and works as an independent curator and directs DLK Design Lab, a multi-disciplinary studio, from her base camp in the Slocan Valley.
Deborah is a graduate of the Alberta College of Art & Design Fibre program; she works as an independent curator and directs DLK Design Lab, a multi-disciplinary studio, from her base camp in the Slocan Valley.
Check out her work at: http://www.facebook.com/formfeltlab
Post-residency interview by arts.inthekoots writer Bill Metcalfe (with podcast) and photos of the completed work: http://arts.inthekoots.com/the-sound-of-silence/