One Of a Kind Fiber Art
Kathy Jo Solomon
                                                 Artist's statement







I have been involved in textile design for over thirty five years. After studying art and design at Wesleyan University where I received a BA and MA, I was a textile design major at Rhode Island School of Design. I have also studied weaving at the Kawashima Textile School in Kyoto, Japan. Since then, I have been an exhibiting artisan for over thirty years, as well as teaching art to elementary and middle school students. I have participated in many juried shows over the years including: Paradise City Arts Festival,  ACC Craft Show in Baltimore, Craft Boston, Crafts at the Castle in Boston, Coolidge Corner Arts Festival, Danforth Art Museum Craft Show, DeCordova Art in the Park, Worcester Center for Crafts, Belmont Gallery of Art, Wellesley Marketplace, Berkshire Arts Festival, Fine Art Festival at the Codman Estate, New York Sheep and Wool Festival, and the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. My work also has been featured in shops on the East Coast including the American Textile History Museum Shop, the Artful Hand in New York, and the Farmington Valley Arts Center. 



My work centers on the combination of the visual and the tactile. The sights from my everyday life and my travels inspire me to create one of a kind weavings Close-ups and details of nature as well as landscapes and cityscapes influence my designs and patterns. All my weavings are my original design. I enjoy pattern and color and focus on the interplay between structure and color to create my hand woven art.  I craft my fiber art with natural fibers, and strive to create aesthetic and functional artistic objects for people of all ages.