Haywood Community College 2019 professional crafts fiber graduate Hannah Watson is the feature artist of an exhibition called “everywhere you are:  a compilation of textiles, drawings and sculpture” at Cloth Fiber Workshop in Asheville. This exhibition will run through February 29. Pictured is a piece of Watson’s artwork titled “Tension Control.” 

Haywood Community College 2019 professional crafts fiber graduate Hannah Watson is the feature artist of an exhibition called “everywhere you are:  a compilation of textiles, drawings and sculpture” at Cloth Fiber Workshop in Asheville. This exhibition will run through February 29.  

This exhibition is an exploration of what it means for Watson to connect with her surroundings in an intentional and meditative way through her multimedia fiber work. Through the often-mystifying processes of drawing, weaving, and crafting pieces meticulously by hand, her work seeks to explore the movement of creation itself.

“We’re so thrilled to host Hannah Watson’s first show at Cloth Fiber Workshop, which will also be Cloth Fiber Workshop’s first opening!” says Clara Schulte, owner of Cloth Fiber Workshop. Hannah is a thoughtful and incredibly talented fiber artist and we can’t wait to see where she goes form here.”

Watson is a visual artist and weaver with a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology and costume design from the College of Charleston. She has lived in Peru studying textiles, spent three summers in Alaska exploring wild landscapes and has a freelance art practice in the Asheville area. She has been nationally recognized by the Handweavers Guild of America for design and has recently been featured in the North Carolina Arts Council’s Millennial Traditional Artists Directory. 

HCC’s Professional Crafts program is a two-year commitment, focusing on all aspects of becoming an independent craft professional. In addition to sharpening their technical and artistic skills in their chosen medium, students also create a marketable line of production work, plan a studio and become familiar with the craft market. Mandatory coursework includes photography of finished pieces for gaining entrance into craft shows, creating a business plan, and designing and building a studio tailored to fit production needs.  

For more information about HCC’s Fiber program, visit haywood.edu or call 627-4672.

For more information about the “everywhere you are” exhibition, visit clothfiberworkshop.com.