NICOLA BROWN – I feel, I find, I felt
Inspired by shapes from the natural world and the beauty of the rural Irish landscape Nicola Brown creates sculptural pieces and functional art using traditional wet felting methods. Starting with the softest and most tactile of raw materials, wool, silk, vegetable and animal fibers she is constantly fascinated by how it is possible to create strong organic shaped sculptures or soft flexible fabric by the simple addition of water, soap and friction from her hands.
From her studio at Duckett’s Grove, Co. Carlow Nicola offers visitors the opportunity to browse a selection of her current work as well as facilitating workshops where people may try out this fascinating and ancient craft for themselves! Adults and children, beginners and more experienced felters are all welcome to these workshops; private parties (birthday, baby shower, hen party etc.) are also catered for by arrangement. Nicola is on the Crafts Council of Ireland’s craft education panel and a member of the Carlow VEC adult tutors list.
Unless she has an outside workshop or event Nicola is available at her Duckett’s Grove studio from 2 until 5 on Fridays, 10 until 5 on Saturdays and 12 until 5 each Sunday. She also works from Duckett’s Grove on selected days mid week, please contact her on 087-2789740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to check out her upcoming schedule.
Internationally Nicola teaches regularly in Michigan, California, Kentucky and Portugal, please check out the workshop page for details of confirmed US and European dates for 2013.
At the end of 2012 Nicola was honoured to be selected with great US felting friend Dawn Edwards to take over the reins of FeltUnited, a not for profit group of international artists whose goal is to connect feltmakers around the globe.