Exploring thousands of years using felt practically to the innovation of using felt decoratively, fiber artist Vallorie Henderson uses felt and other fine fabrics varying in texture and color piecing them together to portray their amazing light reflective qualities. Using the Japanese technique of processing Merino wool through silk organza or crepe called Nuno felt, Ms. Henderson embodies the range of use for fibers from quilting to sculptural vessels. This specific type of felting because it utilizes other fabrics for its construction forms one of a kind patterns and textures. The finished Nuno felt is cut and pieced back together using a variety of traditional quilting patterns and new versions of old designs including American and Korean patchwork. A current influence for Ms. Henderson is pojagi, a type of Korean patchwork traditionally made with the fibrous ramie cloth. Pojagi, customarily utilized as wrapping cloth, is additionally passed down as heirlooms. Recognized for its artistic construction and visual aesthetics pojagi also serves creative decorative functions for home interiors.
Kaviar Forge & Gallery presents fiber arts exhibition “An Empty Nest”, works by Vallorie Henderson, March 20 through
Ms. Henderson received a Bachelor of Arts degree from
Opening Reception for “An Empty Nest” will be held at Kaviar Gallery on
Kaviar Forge & Gallery is committed to facilitating support for the artistic community by providing opportunities for new and emerging artists along with well seasoned artists who continue to perfect their craft. Kaviar Gallery provides rotating displays of fine, hand-crafted works in metal, ceramics, fiber art, glass, jewelry, wood, painting, sculpture, and artistic wedding rings.
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Friday to and Saturday or by appointment.