Bawden, Carol - Fiber
So, as the owner of The Painted Bird, I can write in the first person here. I am a fiber artist who has worked in textiles since I was a little girl who got a tiny Singer sewing machine with a crank for Christmas. I have been a clothing designer since I was a little girl... and finally studied how it was really supposed to be done, learning fashion design in my 20's in San Francisco. I was lucky to have been a student at Kingswood School Cranbrook and have a great studio art experience with kind, inspiring mentors. Robert Kidd, (weaving), Pam Stump Walsh (sculpture) and Jessie Sinclair (dance) were friends. Clothing and bags in leather and other fibers, woven wall hangings, rugs and pillows, soft sculpture, wood carving, wearable art, and experiments in light sculpture and twig weaving are some of my pursuits. So far.