Elizabeth Buckley will screen share an overview of her design process for creating tapestries through a selected retrospective of the past four-plus decades of her work. She will talk about teachers and artists who influenced her work, and will show stages of her design process, how one idea leads to another. She also will briefly describe some basic design principles she works with, including images of the weaver’s view of the tapestry in-process on her loom.
The presentation will be approximately an hour long and followed by a 30-minute Q&A. Registered individuals will receive a zoom link. Be sure your email address is entered correctly when registering. A recording of the presentation will be available to those who registered but were unable to attend until Feb.18, 2024.
About the Artist: Elizabeth Buckley is a second-generation tapestry artist and teacher of over 50 years. Elizabeth teaches online to an international student base, and in person at regional weaving conferences, retreat centers, and numerous weaving guilds around the United States. She draws from multiple tapestry traditions to provide her students with the technique vocabulary for finding and expressing their own unique voice. Her work evolved from using techniques of the Mexican and Rio Grande traditions to those of French tapestry; from weaving with no pre-planned design to using a cartoon. She further honed her skills in Aubusson, France. With her degree in art, Elizabeth brings to the classroom her deep grounding in design principles and color theory that specifically apply to tapestry. Elizabeth Buckley’s tapestries have a lengthy exhibition history, including the recent American Tapestry Biennial 14. Her work was featured in the Fiber Art Now article on “An Artist’s Sense of Place,” Fall 2017 issue. Her book publications include: Fiber Arts Design Book V, plus the following Schiffer Publications: Carol K. Russell’s The Tapestry Handbook: the Next Generation, and Contemporary International Tapestry, Micala Sidore’s The Art is the Cloth, and Tommye Scanlin’s Tapestry Design Basics and Beyond. In 2011, Elizabeth was awarded the American Tapestry Alliance (ATA) Award for Excellence in Tapestry. In 2023, her tapestry, The Veils of Time, won the ATA Second Place Teitelbaum Award.