Arrowmont started the year off with a creative conversation! Three 2021 Arrowmont instructors, teaching introductory workshops, joined in a discussion about beginning new craft practices, experiencing and witnessing the “aha” moment in the studio, and how novelty impacts their own work. Featuring:

• Chris Hoehle, woodturner
• Amy Putansu, weaver & textiles artist
• Amy Taylor, natural dyer & fiber artist

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2021 Workshop: Improvisation in the Round: An Introduction to Woodturning

Chris Hoehle is a woodturner and shop monitor/technician for the community woodshop at the Denver Tool Library in Denver, Colorado. He began his study of woodworking 15 years ago at Red Rocks Community College, then further refined his skills by attending workshops at Arrowmont and Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Hoehle’s work was featured in the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship’s 2013 exhibition Turning Twenty.

2021 Workshop: Introduction to Weaving

Amy Putansu teaches weaving in the Professional Crafts program at Haywood Community College in Clyde, North Carolina. She earned her BFA in Textiles from the Rhode Island School of Design and has been weaving in various capacities ever since. Her ondulé wall pieces can be found at the Blue Spiral 1 Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina.

2021 workshop: Plants, Bugs, and Mineral Salts: An Introduction to Natural Color

Amy Taylor is a natural dyer who lives in Chicago, Illinois. She operates a small business handmaking naturally dyed undergarments. She taught at Lillstreet Art Center, UCLA, and the Fiberwood Weaving Studio. With a passion for eco-friendly materials and ethical fashion, Taylor’s work focuses on fabric and form to create high quality, one-of-a-kind textiles.

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