Inspired Displacement: Translating Travel into Textiles

  • Net Loft Building #6-1666 Johnston Street Vancouver BC V6H 3S2 Canada

With Lisa Klakulak

$15 - Doors open at 7:30

Curiosity. Serendipity. Intent. Chance. These are the elements of life, artistic practice, and travel. A journey, with its goals, challenges, and epiphanies, can often stand as the central analogy for what an artisan is seeking in their daily studio work. Travel itself can be the experience that drives our artistic motion.

 Join Lisa Klakulak, founder of STRONGFELT, as she retraces marked encounters from India to Morocco, Russia, Mali, Norway, Australia, and Chile. Lisa will talk about the places, cultures, objects, and phenomena that have shifted her perception, instigated technical experimentation, and resulted in unique concepts and ways of working felt.

The insights from Lisa’s approach to travel go far beyond any single textile technique to embrace the larger ideas of home, journeys, perception, and inspiration.

Lisa Klakulak is a studio artist living in Asheville, North Carolina, working primarily with wet-felting and free-motion embroidery. Lisa teaches technique-driven workshops worldwide. Her body adornment, accessories, and figurative sculpture have been featured in Fiber Arts, Surface Design Journal, Shuttle, Spindle, Dyepot, Fiber Art Now, and American Craft. She has received three Awards of Excellence through the American Craft Council including a James Renwick Alliance Award for Innovation in Craft.

Lisa will also teach two workshops