Brightening up a simple space with a bright rug does wonders for those of us with issues using colourful paint and wallpaper. Alice Picket Lewis of the Textures Gallery handmakes wonderful rugs out of left overs from the manufacturing industry. Yet another zero to hero Handmade story:
Who are you?
Alice Pickett Lewis, a studio craftsman in fiber art for over 30 years. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design.
Where are you?
I currently live, create, run a small gallery and keep a few chickens(!) in Rock Hall Maryland, a small town on the Chesapeake Bay.
Why do you hand make your products?
Since I was a child I have always liked to make things. I find a great deal of contentment quietly creating in my studio.
Where would you like to see them?
Although I do sometimes make wall art, I have focused primarily on making functional fiber. I like to know that my designs are both visually appreciated and chosen for their use.
What hopes and dreams do you have for your products?
My hopes are that when somebody purchases a rug from me that it adds a pop of color and flair to a room as well as serving a purpose. My dreams include spreading my wings a bit to including a few experiments with other media.
Tamra & Gwyn