MO KELMAN

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
 
Skins, Skeletons, Nets and Knots:  3D Textiles
 
All work, above, by my workshop students.

Skins, Skeletons, Nets and Knots : 3D Textile Constructions
In this experimental workshop, participants will learn methods for building skeletal structures with rigid and semi-rigid materials like rattan, bamboo, wood and wire.  Techniques will include lashing techniques, chaotic plaiting, and wire construction. To build skins onto these structures we will work with gut, rice papers, knotted and knotless netting.  Coatings like paintable graphite, shellac and kakishibu tannin will further modify surfaces.

Participants will produce a series of experimental samples that will become prototypes for future studio work.  Slide presentations will provide inspiration and background on artists, designers and architects who build with a skin and skeleton approach. 
All levels welcome.
 

Aya Fiber Studio - Stuart, Florida
March 22 - 26, 2022


Penland School of Craft - Penland, North Carolina
July 17 - 29, 2022

Snow Farm - Williamsburg, Massachusetts
October 16 - 21, 2022


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EXHIBITIONS

 
Associate Artists Group Exhibition
Boston Sculptors Gallery

January 26 - February 20, 2022

Luminous
Dedee Shattuck Gallery - Westport, Massachusetts
October 16 - November 14, 2021


Vision 20/21: Found, Formed, Fused
Cape Cod Museum of Art - Dennis, MA
August 19 - November 14, 2021
 


 

 
NEWS
Recently published:  

The Language of Making: Visual Voices from the Textile study Group of New York by Kim Svoboda
Mo Kelman included on page 84.



Soft Borders: SDA International Exhibition in Print
Surface Design Journal - Fall 2019

page 51



Dimensional Cloth: Sculpture by Contemporary Textile Artists 
by Andra F. Stanton

Mo Kelman is included on pages 128 - 129.

Textiles: The Art of Mankind by Mary Schoeser includes the work of Mo Kelman, pages 161, 403.

Mary Schoeser, leading authority in the field of textiles and Honorary President of the UK Textile Society, has authored a lavish large-format resource, celebrating textiles around the world. Published by Thames and Hudson, the book includes over 1000 historical and contemporary images.    


LINKS
Textile Society of America
World Shibori Network
Surface Design Association
Textile Study Group of New York
International Sculpture Center
National Basketry Organization