Christine Miller – Wire as Fiber, A Fiber Artist’s Tale
Tuesday 23 January, 7pm on Zoom
Wire as fiber is a presentation about Christine’s journey as a weaver of 50 years, her discovery of wire as fiber, and an overview of her work with wire
over 30 years as an artist, teacher & author. As a retired visual arts educator, she uses the lens of the 8 Studio Habits of Art to reflect on her artistic
journey and shares these artistic concepts with her audience.
Christine is a life long fiber artist and has been exploring fiber through many processes and techniques. She has been weaving by hand for over 50 years, and for the last 30 years she has been weaving with wire as warp and weft to create a woven metal fabric that can be used for sculptural expressions. In addition to weaving she has experience in sewing, basketry, embroidery, felting, dyeing, knitting, crochet, and fiber sculpture. Her sculptural expressions are created from a woven metal fabric that she weaves by hand on an eight shaft floor loom from wire and fiber. After the woven metal fabric is created, she sculpts, shapes, and stitches the forms together by hand with wire. Individual units are assembled into larger sculptural forms which are also stitched together by hand with wire. Wall hangings are created from layers of the woven metal fabric. Sculptures and wall hangings are embellished with other fibers, beads, or objects, hand dyed felt, found objects, and crocheted wire. Her sculptures and bas-relief wall hangings display both the strength of the material, but also the flexibility of creating undulating lines.
She teaches online classes about weaving with wire, and just published a book with Schiffer Publishing, Weaving with Wire: Creating Woven Metal Fabric. She is a former visual arts educator with local and national arts education recognition. Christine continues bringing fiber arts into the educational world with Visiting Artist programs and workshops, and conducting professional development sessions for school districts across the state.
A Zoom link will be sent to members prior to the event. If you are interested in visiting the Guild for the program, please email us for the link. Agenda for the evening:
- 7:00 – Zoom opens for socializing
- 7:30 – Brief business meeting and announcements
- ~7:45 – Program with Christine Miller begins
For more information on Christine, visit her website.