Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday Inspiration - Pot Holder Fiber Art

Every once in awhile I get on a kick of looking for every day art - items usually used every day, but artistically made and presented.  I recently found two artists who work with potholders .... yep, potholders!  I like the way they've hung them as an artistic display - and I don't know how these particular artists feel, but if I was making these I'd really hope they found a home that also actually put them to use!

Finnish artist Anu Tuominen works in unusual media - rocks, socks, ... and potholders!  I love the way she blends the colors in these exhibitions of pot holders, moving from different colors to neutrals.  How fun!

Cherie St Cyr uses the surface of a pot holder as her canvas for painting - and then quilts, adding nice texture.  Lately I've been thinking of using fabric paints more like watercolors.  Cherie also has some beautiful quilts on her website that are well worth a look.

Happy Creating!  Deborah

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