Thursday, September 20, 2012

Artist Feature: Anna Walker

Anna Walker is an artist who primarily works with felt.  She loves the tactile nature of the fibers as they come together to form an unwoven fabric that can then be made into a variety of artwork.  Anna adds felt embellishments to her beadwork, wirework, and stitching.

Anna has been felting for about four years and started after she picked up a needle felting kit at Hobby Lobby.  Since then, she has discovered multiple tools, equipment and education to continue her work in felt.  She works from a bedroom in her home and enjoys creating custom orders.

This will be Anna's third year at the Bizarre Bazaar and more of her work can be found online on her blog, on Twitter (@FELTit), or her Artfire shop.  She also teaches felting classes in Topeka and information about those classes can be found at the Potwin Fiber Artisans website.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Artist Feature: Kara McKamey

Kara McKamey creates and teaches ceramics at Muddy Waters Studio in Lawrence.  She started working with ceramics by taking a pottery class her senior year in college and then studied under an artist in Vermont before opening her own studio in 2006. 

This will be Kara's second year at the Bizarre Bazaar.  More information about classes at her studio and her work can be found online on her website or on Facebook.