TEXTILES+PAPER

elworthy studio: Where Art Meets Function

Full-scale murals: functional art

By Regina Connell. I have always been a little standoffish about wallpaper, most likely because I don’t particularly embrace pattern. And anyone who knows me will nod vigorously when I say I struggle with color. So the combination of color … Continue reading

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New Work: Siba Sahabi

Saba Sahabi Blue Alchemy

By Regina Connell. We’ve long been huge fans of the category-defying Siba Sahabi, an Iranian/German artist working in Amsterdam. At first glance, her work looks like it’s made of clay: classical forms but with ribbed finishes that possess a simple, modern, slightly industrial crispness. But … Continue reading

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Under the Radar: Jenny Hacker

Charcoal and Silver

By Regina Connell. It was designer Steven Miller—no slouch in the taste department—who first showed me the work of Jenny Hacker, a San Francisco-based textile artist. It was a blanket—black on black—with two different textiles fused together, one side organic cotton and the … Continue reading

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Craftsmanship & Geopolitics

Hand making wool felt rugs in Iran

By Regina Connell. There’s been a buzz in the world of craft and artisanship of late, and I’m not talking about a new artisanal brew, air-dried hachiko persimmons or hand-turned foraged wood beard combs. No: I’m talking about Cuba and … Continue reading

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