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Susan Ettl is a textile artist and instructor who enjoys creating art cloth, art quilts, and silk paper collages. Her compositions focus on the interplay of color, pattern, and texture.
Her work is influenced by her curiosity with the intricacies of nature, especially her desert surroundings, and her perpetual interest in ancient people and their culture.
Susan teaches a variety of classes including color, design, surface design techniques, art quilting, and silk paper making. She was an adult when she discovered the exhilarating world of creativity. Being predominantly left-brained, she believes that if she can be creative, anyone can.
I am a full time teaching artist. I currently work using mixed medias with a focus on pieces that combine printmaking and fiber techniques.
I began quilting in 1996 and rediscovered the pleasure of working with cloth, paint, dye, and thread. My background is in visual design and I worked for many years as a designer in the publishing industry. I make handmade paper and collect Japanese folk art. I take lots of photos of found objects, nature, shadows, tactile details. These have had a strong influence on the direction of my work. My work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in many collections.
Fabric and fiber has been a part of my life since late elementary school with the introduction of weaving in art class and sewing my clothing in Jr. High. Though more, the past 18 years have included dyeing, wearable art, beading, weaving, knitting, surface embellishment, surface design of art cloth, art quilts and teaching. May I encourage you to explore your God given passion.
I am the mother of daughters Imri and BreAunna, and Nanna to four edible grandboys, almost 6 yrs to 6 months. The Lord has blessed me!