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Artist Spotlight: Jan Towsley

After earning her BFA in Weaving and Textile Design at Rochester Institute of Technology's School for American Craftsmen, Jan opened her studio at Anderson Alley in 1989. While selling a number of utilitarian items, such as scarves, rugs and blankets, she has experimented and created art pieces woven of copper and brass wire. She uses a damask technique, which enables her to put complex images in the fabric before manipulating by shaping and heating. She also combines many fibers and metal in her work. Some of her larger commissions are located at Strong Memorial Hospital and The Summit of Brighton, in Rochester, NY. Her work is also exhibited at the Oxford Gallery. As well as being a teaching artists for Young Audiences of Rochester, Jan is affiliated with the Weavers' Guild of Rochester.




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