Laura Keil works with clay, felt, wood fired bread baking, and antique textile restoration; always with an emphasis on the tactile.
From her work as a textile conservator, She views textiles on a macro level. That all textiles are built on a collection of individual unique fibres that gain strength when intertwined. She has a BFA from the N.Y. State College of Ceramics at Alfred and MFAs from the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Washington. Laura lives on Salt Spring Island.
Many thanks to:
Wool fleece contributed by; Marcus and Lisa of Salt Spring Cheese, Mana Nakata and Lionel Demandre, Tracy Shaver, Jean and neighbour Christa, Tina O’Donnell
John Fulker and the Gulf Islands Spinning Mill, Bob, Amy, Cailee and Carley
Knitters, crocheters and others; Michela Sorrentino, Judy Ericson, Tracey Cobane, Evelyn Waldron, Lenka Lee, Louise Shelly, Heather Campbell, Amy Irene Cole-Melanson, Kaliya, Malaya and Jamil Hart Weller, Justine Wilkie, Barbara Slater, Ramona Riegel, Dorothy Shostak, Soma Mallard, Sander Keil
–LandArt @ artcraft 2016 Installations-