ange tee's Profile

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I was physically born in Oahu, Hawai'i, but, my multi-faceted artistry did not begin until I was firmly planted in Pittsburgh.
Hula dancing was my first passion. I began dancing at a very young age, and I was always surrounded by beautiful textiles, head dresses, and natural elements to portray what life was like in the islands. I began working on the costumes and that started my interest in creating. However, not until I was older, did I realize what a beautiful gift my heritage had given me.

In high school, I began screen printing and designing in a class I took by chance. From there, it became my life. I have worked as a freelance designer as well as a printer for over 10 years. Carrying on the tradition of Samoan tapa printers, but with modern technology and application.

Through a series of variable curiosities, I took up knitting and crochet to keep my…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 5
  • Joined October 11, 2010

Favorite materials

feathers, yarn, knitting needles, crochet hooks, wood, fabric, metals, ink, silkscreens, found material, natural stones

About

I was physically born in Oahu, Hawai'i, but, my multi-faceted artistry did not begin until I was firmly planted in Pittsburgh.
Hula dancing was my first passion. I began dancing at a very young age, and I was always surrounded by beautiful textiles, head dresses, and natural elements to portray what life was like in the islands. I began working on the costumes and that started my interest in creating. However, not until I was older, did I realize what a beautiful gift my heritage had given me.

In high school, I began screen printing and designing in a class I took by chance. From there, it became my life. I have worked as a freelance designer as well as a printer for over 10 years. Carrying on the tradition of Samoan tapa printers, but with modern technology and application.

Through a series of variable curiosities, I took up knitting and crochet to keep my hands busy. Then I moved on to accessories as an experiment, which has now become my main focus. I want to use what I have been given in my past to create pieces that not only express my native Samoan background, but also overlap the influences of city life by using metals and geometry that exists in both worlds.

I am currently learning the art of textiles, in order to mix my love for printing and my obsession with clothing that is beach-ready, but also durable for city living. Ease and comfort are the feelings that inspire me in my work, and I hope to create that experience for you as a customer in the near future.

I am always wanting to create custom pieces for people that want to be able to express their style with the appreciation of native design. These hands are not just limited to what I make in my shop. If you see something you like, or would like to work together to make a piece suited for you, please feel free to contact me. I am more than happy to work with you.

I want to thank all the amazing people that have supported & encouraged me thus far in my life as a person and an artist. Without the influences and loving support, I would not be where I am today.

So take a look and I hope you find something that you will love for years to come.
Also, don't be shy about asking to trade! Its my favorite form of doing business as well as helping to cross promote with other artists.

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