Fiona Duthie (Canada) is a feltmaker recognized for her dynamic surface design, exploring form, material and colours to build tactile metaphors. She explores personal narrative in textiles, focusing on relationships between people and place, and our psychological states and responses.
Fiona selects the form her pieces take based on the current theme of her work. These can be wall pieces or outdoor installations, but she is continuously drawn to wearables for the way they become expressive, dynamic sculptures when worn on the human body. Colour and form brought to life, individually by the wearer. Fiona works primarily in traditional wool feltmaking, and often includes other media such as wood, ceramic, and printmaking, experimenting always to expand on what is possible in felt.
Fiona has a full time studio practice on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia. Her work has been published in many international textile arts publications and exhibited in both public and private galleries in Canada, the US, New Zealand, Australia and the UK.