“A way of making us whole”: the fiber art of Erika Cleveland

“Gaia and Ernst” For 40 years, the Torpedo Factory has been a haven for fiber artists—and this spring, we were pleased to welcome Erika Cleveland, whose intriguing work intertwines an uncommon technique, spiritual subject matter, and larger concerns with healing in every sense of the Read More …

“Decorative, functional, sculptural, wearable”: Roz Houseknecht demonstrates felting at the Bethesda Library

“The process of felting is a mystery to many people,” says Roz Houseknecht, a member of the Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery in studio 18 at the Torpedo Factory. Throughout March, Houseknecht will be the featured artist at the Bethesda Library on Arlington Road in Bethesda, Read More …

Hearts and hopes: On the “Mend” with Tamara Embrey

Tamara Embrey is known for making one-of-a-kind clothing from recycled natural fibers, but in “Mend,” her new mixed-media show, she’s working with especially rich material: the many ways we see the human heart not only as a fragile organ, but also as an endlessly renewing Read More …

Commissions and exhibitions: catching up with Cindy Brandt

If you spot Cindy Brandt deep in thought on the Torpedo Factory staircase, don’t be surprised; her summer is proving busy indeed. Brandt is one of several of our artists—along with Tamara Embrey, Kim Jones, and Penny Barringer—participating in “Wear Art,” an invitational exhibition at Read More …

“Original, off-beat, rich in texture”: Jenae Michelle at the Downtown Holiday Market

If you’re strolling down F Street near the Verizon Center and the National Portrait Gallery before December 23, you’ll likely be lured into a world of live music, glittering lights, and the promise of wonderful gifts. Now in its eighth year, the Downtown Holiday Market Read More …