WalkingWool

WalkingWoolStudio+Gallery: Celebrating the Divine Ovine

Maine, United States · 45 Sales

WalkingWool

WalkingWoolStudio+Gallery: Celebrating the Divine Ovine

Maine, United States 45 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(25)

Announcement   Eat your vegetables. Count your sheep. They're both good for you.

WalkingWool is a home-based working artist's studio and salon-style art gallery. We feature photography, fiber art, plus eclectic painting, sculpture and vintage from the Great State of Maine and beyond.

Please follow WalkingWoolStudio+Gallery on Blogger, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Every new day is fresh and fun!

Announcement
Last updated on May 7, 2016

Eat your vegetables. Count your sheep. They're both good for you.

WalkingWool is a home-based working artist's studio and salon-style art gallery. We feature photography, fiber art, plus eclectic painting, sculpture and vintage from the Great State of Maine and beyond.

Please follow WalkingWoolStudio+Gallery on Blogger, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Every new day is fresh and fun!

Lori Schafer

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Lori Schafer

Wolf Dog Leaps
US$3,000.00
Vintage 1990s abstract oil painting
US$950.00
Rhinebeck Cotswolds 1 Sheep photo portrait
US$45.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(25)
sugarbead

sugarbead on Dec 15, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Bought this for my sister and she said "this is the most wonderful yarn...please tell Lori how happy I am!" Excellent transaction as usual. Thank you!

sugarbead

sugarbead on Dec 15, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Bought this for my sister and she said "this is the most wonderful yarn...please tell Lori how happy I am!" Excellent transaction as usual. Thank you!

sugarbead

sugarbead on Dec 15, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Bought this for my sister and she said "this is the most wonderful yarn...please tell Lori how happy I am!" Excellent transaction as usual. Thank you!

sugarbead

sugarbead on Dec 15, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Bought this for my sister and she said "this is the most wonderful yarn...please tell Lori how happy I am!" Excellent transaction as usual. Thank you!

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About

How I came to be WalkingWool(tm)Studio + Gallery.

Soon after being born in Yonkers NY in 1963, Lori Schafer relocated to farm country in Upstate New York while still in diapers.

Surrounded by a menagerie of farm animals, her love of them continued to grow and eventually found this love running alongside her love of creating art. A few decades later she founded WalkingWool™ Studio & Gallery—a name chosen because her love of sheep transcended all other animals, save for dogs. She spends the majority of her time making photographic portraits, spinning and dyeing wool, and creating wearable objects that celebrate the unique qualities of the “raw stuff.”

A longtime artist, Lori Schafer has worked at iconic NYC art museums and galleries. She is a dedicated vegetarian, and spent many years creatively absorbed with the fruits of her existence. A multiyear series of large scale vegetable drawings were inspired by her involvement with CSA farms. A juried competition sponsored by The Fitchburg Art Museum culminated in having those works displayed in the museum for three months. She has been selected over three decades to exhibit throughout the Northeast United States.

Lori received her BA Cum Laude in Fine Art and German from St. Lawrence University, and studied art history at CUNY Grad School for several years. She has also lived and travelled abroad extensively. She currently resides in Rockland ME with her husband Jeff and dog Igby, and is thrilled to work as a Host on the Primo Team for a third exciting season.


Statement

My approach with farm animals is up close and personal, just as it was with vegetables. It would not be possible for me to get too near to them, and even take home pieces of their existence (wool fleece) to handle, transform, and celebrate. Even the fiber dyes I work with have a natural origin, whether they grow wild, or are cultivated in my gardens.

Taking the portraits is my way of bringing the animals back to the studio with me so that I can constantly savor the joy I get being near them. How can anyone not adore these beautiful and peaceful creatures? Clearly, I cannot!

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  • Lori E. Schafer

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Born Yonkers NY 1963. Relocated to Upstate NY. Love of animals grew with love of art. Decades later founded WalkingWool™ Studio & Gallery. I take animal portraits, spin and dye wool, teach spinning, and create objects that celebrate the “raw stuff.”

Shop policies

Last updated on January 29, 2012
Thank your for supporting Walking Wool.
All objects are unique, original creations. Photographs are sold on-demand, and printed by my professional printer.
Everything is copyrighted Walking Wool/Lori Schafer 2012.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order