Unique Felt Art & Apparel
Jill Scher is an award winning fiber artist specializing in felted accessories, home furnishings, apparel and sculpture. Her work exhibits beautiful color combinations and fine craftsmanship, and each piece is made with care, sensitivity and skill.
Jill Scher Portfolio
From Jill’s Blog
Jill holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her primary practice 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 Fiberarts curriculum for grades 1 through 8.
Currently Jill is a fulltime studio artist with a focus on sculptural work, installations, and one of a kind art to wear. Her studio is located at the Third Street Center in Carbondale, where incidentally, she was chosen to design and create the installation to honor capital campaign donors. Her work can be found in the Marshall University Graduate School permanent collection, Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, the Third Street Center in Carbondale, Co., as well as private collections nationwide.
I’m adding my congratulations to everyone who sees your gorgeous fiber art sculpture. It is the perfect way to thank and recognize donors to the Third Street Center. While brass plaques in hospitals and other traditional means of recognizing capital campaign contributors can be so easily overlooked, yours is uniquely eye catching with all of its colors and textures and wonderful form. I was greeting people at the front desk as they came in on Saturday, and virtually everyone stopped not only to look at, but to spend time with your piece. Children are intrigued by it–it’s hard for them to resist touching it!
I can’t imagine how hard you worked to produce the sculpture in time for the Grand Opening. And, on behalf of all those associated with the Third Street Center, I can’t begin to thank you enough for producing such a wonderful tribute to the Center’s supporters that will continue to delight tenants and visitors as long as the building stands.