Marilyn Moore - Iowa City, IA
Award-winning fiber artist Marilyn Moore explores color and form through her one-of-a-kind wire basket vessels, which have led to creating fiber related wire jewelry. Teeming with details, each piece reveals another level of exploration.
Working in fibers is a natural medium for Marilyn. As a child she learned to embroider, knit, crochet, and sew. Her love of fiber work continued into adulthood as she added spinning, weaving, basketry, and now wire work to her fiber vocabulary.
As a basket artist and teacher, she has shown her work internationally, nationally, and regionally, and has taught at national conventions, conferences, and internationally in Canada, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. She has written several articles for publication in such periodicals as The News Basket, Basket Bits, and Piecework. Her work has been featured in the magazines Shuttle Spindle and Dyepot, Bead and Button, and Step by Step Wire Jewelry.
Her work can be found in public and private collections around the country and she has won awards for her work at every level. She holds a BFA with an emphasis in fiber from the University of Washington.
After living in Seattle, WA for many years, she moved to Iowa City, where she continues to explore the vessel form and has expanded her work into woven jewelry forms.