Tree Top Tweets

Summit Online Course 

By Ellen Silberlicht

Starts October 7, 2022

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I can't wait to see you in the course. We will have a great time creating Tree Top Tweets.

Class Description


Choosing your favorite bird is the first step to beginning this piece. This sculptural wet felted vessel you will create has your bird nesting as the lid of the piece. You will learn how to create a lid that fits into and outside of the neck of the vessel, creating a sturdy hold. Nuno felting is used for the leaves and viscose enhances your nest giving it a nice sheen. Covering wire creates the branches and using a resist pattern turns a 2-D image into a sculptural work of art.

Nestle your vessel in a prominent place in your home to welcome the day and share a smile each morning!

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Lesson Plan

Start up videos:

1)  ABC's of felting video

2) Full explanation of felting supplies list video

Day one - Getting all your elements ready. 

Cut out your resist pattern from under floor laminate for the tree trunk.

Day two - Creating your tree trunk. 

Layout and felt your tree trunk with wool of your choice

Day Three - Creating your bird in the nest 

Layout viscose for the nest on laminate first

Day Four - Making the nest more nesty and completing your piece!

Create your cuts for the nest

Bonus VideoABC's of Felting video

Private Facebook group to interactive with me and help you through the process. 


I'm Ellen!

Escaping rural America after graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology’s School for America Craftsman, Ellen Silberlicht returned to her roots in rural northeastern Pennsylvania where she taught pottery at the high school she had attended.

Her first exposure to felting was a jewelry class in the early 1990’s, but it took 25 years for her to be able to return to that spark.

Trained as a potter, working with malleable material speaks her language.

A huge difference to her approach to felting is the need to carefully plan ahead; clay can be very spontaneous.

The natural world has always inspired her focus on the incredible textures and patterns found.

The journey really began in 2016 when she retired from teaching and married her raku clay vessels with felted sculptural tops. Ellen’s artwork emerges from a sense of joy, playfulness and humor.

Her appetite to learn and translate those influences continues her creative explorations.


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