About

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Living in the mountains has taught me to be in wonder of nature and her artistic hand. On my daily hikes my pockets gradually fill with artifacts and curiosities that I find along my path. These small treasures that are often overlooked are archived into my fine handwoven cloth where they are suspended in quietude. Many compositions incorporate nearly two hundred year old manuscripts and texts. The fragments of this rag paper, with barely detectable messages, are hand woven into the silk cloth producing an intricate structure that weaves the past with the present.  In viewing my work, my hope is that, for at least a moment, you become lost in the discovery of the minute, the quiet of repetition, and the beauty of nature and pattern.

Contact: handwoven@vickiessig.com

See my work at these galleries

Blue Spiral

Eno Gallery

Lark and Key 

River Gallery

Penland Gallery

 

 

Awards
Handweavers Guild of America  Yardage Exhibition Finalist 2016

American Craft Exposition best new to show and collectors purchase award 2015
American Craft Council award of excellence 2015
Philadelphia Craft show best in fibers 2014

Washington Craft Show Collectors Choice Award 2014
Piedmont Craftsmen Peoples Choice Award 2014
Handweavers Guild of America  Yardage Exhibition Finalist 2012
Blue Ridge Handweaving Show 2010 Asheville, NC 1st place
Piedmont Craftsmen Award of Excellence 2009

Education

Penland School of Crafts                                                                                                             

Georgia Deal 2016                                                                                                                                

Deb Ford 2014
  Instructors Retreat 2011
  Melinda Barta 2009
  Dorothy Gill Barnes 2007
  Takako Ueki 2005
  Joy Boutrup 2000
Cortona Italy UGA studies abroad 2013
  Printmaking Keiji Shinohara
  Book and Paper making Daniel Essig
  Drawing Pinkney Herbert
John C. Campbell Folk School 1999, 2007
Haywood Community College Professional Crafts Weaving 1998-2000
 Catharine Ellis

Professional Affiliations
Founding member of Ariel Gallery, member 2002-2007

Member Southern Highlands Craft Guild since 2000
Member Piedmont Craftsmen since 2000
American Craft Council
Handweavers Guild of America

 Teaching                                                                                                                                    

Grampian  Textures April 2018                                                                                                          

 Penland School of Crafts Summer 2015/November 2010                                                                                           

Collections

Baylor University

University of California San Diego and Santa Cruz
Fleur Bressler Collection

Fidelity Investment Art Collection Corporate Offices
Tzimon Barto

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