Haywood Community College Professional Crafts Fiber Instructor Amy Putansu will present a lecture on her recent travels to China to attend the World Shibori Symposium hosted by the China National Silk Museum. The lecture will be held on Wednesday, December 10 at 3 p.m. in the Creative Arts Building, Room 7105. The lecture is free of charge and open to the public.   

Putansu will share details of her experiences attending the Symposium and textile tour of eastern China. She will also discuss how instruction in HCC Professional Crafts Fiber will be positively impacted by this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

In addition, Putansu presented a paper titled “Ondule in the 21st Century” at the Symposium. As a result, the China National Silk Museum requested her artwork for their permanent collection.

As part of the tour, Putansu attended lectures and visited the remote studio of a master craftsman and an indigo farm.

Putansu returned to the college with 11 special textile pieces funded by the HCC Foundation to add to the school’s permanent collection. This collection will be used as teaching tools to Fiber students and as inspiration to HCC’s emerging craft artist students.

In addition to the presentation at HCC, Putansu will also deliver a lecture at Handmade in America on January 21.

For more information about Putansu’s upcoming lecture, please call 627-4672.