Felted Goddess

By Ellen Silberlicht

Felt Artist

Class Starts: October 9, 2020

4 Day Class - $57.00









Class Description


Class Format: PDF and video

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So many options! This course begins with a figure form you will create as a resist, then each individual will add their personality to show off their goddess within. You will learn how to create a three dimensional piece from a flat resist pattern. Layout the wool fibers, creating your “canvas” for your goddess to shine! So many options for embellishments, including beads, wire, polymer clay, foam rollers for your hair, embroidery, and more. Tips and tricks and options galore! Beginners to intermediate wet felters.

I will have complete comprehensive step by step pdfs as well as videos for the total beginner, the more advanced will fly through each step they are familiar with.

I am excited to bring this class to you through the Art Connection Summit!

Techniques Taught In This Class

Daily Lesson Plan

Day 1 & 2 - Take a tour of my goddesses and techniques

Who will your goddess be?

A mix of tips, tricks, techniques for adding the embellishments to your goddess.

Using wire, Polymer clay, resists, etc.

Planning your goddess

Day 3 - Planning and cutting out resist

Laying out of wool, overlapping fibers, mixing colors

Felting begins… rolling, fulling, stuffing, drying

Day 4 - Adding embellishments.

“Life is about the learning and finding your joy!”

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 after 25 years of many life adventures. Home again, Ellen taught pottery for 15 years 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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