Pam de Groot's Profile
A life-long passion for arts and crafts has has allowed me to touch on many and varied fields of expertise. In 1989 I completed a studio ceramics course and worked as a successful studio potter for many years. After the birth of my third son I decided to move away from pottery and was drawn to the area of fibre art. I now work predominantly with wool and silk combining methods of felting, machine embroidery and dyeing to create artworks , garments and accessories. My latest works include techniques of nuno felting, shibori dyeing, felt laminating and the making of unique design and sculptural hats.
I have always been drawn to using natural and organic materials. The colours and forms of nature are a constant inspiration. In working with wool I have come to marvel at the diversity of this material. It can be soft and flimsy or hard and resilient, made flat or formed into any shape imaginable. I feel privileged to work in this field.
- Joined October 10, 2009