Andrea, a multi-media artist residing in rural Ontario, exhibits and teaches internationally. A 2013 Niche Award Finalist and named as one of the top influences in contemporary fibre art by Fiber Art Now magazine, Andrea is collected by Sonny Kamm and the Bronfman family’s Claridge Inc. collection. Andrea is widely published and recognised as an innovator in her field.
Using cleaned, carded and (sometimes) dyed wool fibre, Andrea uses ancient feltmaking techniques to create magical form. Materials are selected for each piece based on the attributes of the particular wool that will provide the desired result. After the layout of the fibres, water and soap are added. By hand rubbing and/or rolling the work over many hours, the scales in the protein fibres tangle and migrate to form a fabric. Andrea may finish work by adding stiffeners or other mediums and does so for esthetic purposes. Andrea prides herself on technical excellence and knowledge of her materials.