with Michael-Birch Pierce
Learn to utilize the free-motion machine quilting technique to create one of a kind embroidered patches, lace, and appliqués. Students will gain the skills to truly customize their clothes, accessories, and art work by learning to draw with thread and machine. Some machine sewing experience is recommended.
MICHAEL-BIRCH PIERCE is a fiber artist and fashion designer. He received a B.F.A. in fashion design from VCU where he now teaches Fashion Design and ArtsFoundation. He also studied at the Savannah College of Art and Design for an M.F.A. in fibers with a focus on embroidery and embellishment. He has completed artist residencies in Hong Kong and Lacoste, France and exhibited in numerous galleries and museums both domestically and abroad including the Obama White Hous, Design/Miami, SXSW, and NY Fashion Week. The recipient of the 2015 Pollak Prize in Applied Arts, Pierce is represented by Quirk Gallery.