For this week’s radio show, I was excited to meet and talk with Owyn Ruck, co-founder and general manager of the Textile Arts Center in New York. Amy and I have been following their work since 2009 when they opened and have been incredibly impressed with both the resources and inspiration they offer to professional fiber artists and novices (like us) alike. Owyn was kind enough to join me yesterday for a conversation about the importance of fibers and textile art, why handcrafts like this are so important right now, and where they see their organization going over the next few years.
Whether you’re a fan of textiles or new to the medium, it’s an interview worth listening to and hopefully will introduce you to some new concepts and artists to love. Thanks again to Owyn and everyone at the Textile Arts Center for their hard work. You can read about their amazing residency program here, follow their fantastic blog right here, check out their shop right here, and order their amazing new book right here. Thanks so much for listening- xo, grace
“People are really interested in doing things themselves as opposed to relying on mass production or something that feels very above them. There’s no reason we can’t make, fix, and tailor our own clothes.” — Owyn Ruck on After the Jump
WAYS TO LISTEN