Jill was born into a large creative family. As a child she was taught to knit by a neighbor and continued to knit through adulthood. She studied textile arts as a teenager and weaving became her chosen medium for artistic expression.
Jill Scher holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her primary practice now is as a fiber artist using felting and embellishment as her main medium. She has worked as a production hand-weaver, a textile designer for a fabric mill and as a handwork instructor at The Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork, where she created and taught a Fiber Arts curriculum for grades 1 through 8.
The felting medium has been Jill’s focus for the last 12 years, but she continues to weave as well. Jill enjoys exploring the sculptural possibilities that felting allows, as well as, the color play. She draws her inspiration from the natural world and from the relational aspects of color.
Currently, Jill is a full-time studio artist with a focus on sculptural work and one of a kind art to wear. Her work can be found in the Marshall University Graduate School permanent collection, as well as private collections nationwide.
Jill’s current goal as an artist is to create larger pieces that are beautiful, unique and engaging for those who see them.