Do You Feel Special?

Posted By Joan Pont on November 2, 2011

Then you should join us at the next Tamalpais Weavers’ Guild presentation, Monday, November 21, 7 pm, Marin Art and Garden Center, Marin Society for the Arts Francis Young Gallery (on the right at the end of the entrance driveway), 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross.  Our speaker is the fabulous Bonnie Wells.   Her creations are very special.  In her words:

Work in cloth reflects the story of my journey in life.  One that has helped me to learn a great deal about myself and perhaps my place in the world ~ through experiments made, both public and private, through cherished failures, successes and the many obstacles I encountered, and continue to encounter, along the way. This is a very personal story, of a commitment to the handmade, of respect for the creative impulse, and of a healthy curiosity towards what can only be described as the unknown.

I am a textile designer/maker working in wool, silk and cellulose fibers. I teach workshops in surface design and hand dyeing techniques, and have exhibited my work at fine craft venues and textile exhibitions across the U.S. In January 2012, I will settle into a permanent retail location in Mill Valley, which will showcase many of the fine artisan textiles I have encountered throughout my travels to Europe and Scandinavia, as well as work that is designed and made by my colleagues in the U.S. and in my studio in Walnut Creek.

Many of my textile designs have been published in books and magazines such as Fiber Arts International, Fiber Arts Magazine, 1000 Artisan Textiles, and the Surface Design Journal. I studied painting and textiles at CCA, in Oakland California, and earned a Master’s Degree in Textile Arts from University of California at Davis. I currently live and work in Walnut Creek.

My Life in Cloth