Dr. Fran Bender
Women and Fiber Art
Through the work of artists like Judy Chicago and feminist theorists, the concept of art has evolved to include the work of women in fiber. From the quilts of the women of Gee’s Bend, with their abstract utilitarianism which mimics Jackson Pollack, 21st century masterpieces of women’s fiber art link current textile artists to the rich history of their forebears who produced the Bayeux tapestries and the delicate silk embroideries of the Chinese Imperial court. This class will explore a variety of forms including, spinning, weaving, quilting, smocking, embroidery, and rug hooking. Students will see and try rudimentary spinning, hooking, knitting, embroidery, and quilting, and explore the textures of wool, silk, and cotton.
Note: Please check the schedule of classes for the most up-to-date information about meeting times, locations, and availability.
About the professor
Having taught pottery and fiber arts in a variety of settings, Ann Buggey continues to explore the color and textures of fiber art most recently through spinning, weaving, and dyeing.Email Address: Ann-Buggey@utc.edu