Artist Elizabeth Woodford
I have been creating since I was a child and teaching informally and formally for many years.
I am constantly inspired by the wonders of our natural world. I am an avid organic gardener and I use many of my plant materials as elements and components in my artistic endeavors. I am also very moved and inspired by the struggles of other people all over the world. I often look to foreign ethnic groups for subjects and content and incorporate components from other cultures, collected for me by siblings, who live and serve in other nations across the globe.
When I teach, my first goal is to make sure that each of my students leaves the class feeling satisfied and happy. If the project has not been completed, the student feels confident in their abilities to get it done on their own time. When I teach my Beaded Cuff class in particular, I will not teach more than 5 students at a time as I cannot give a larger number of students the time that they need and deserve, to complete the project. The ultimate goal is to convey knowledge, skills and a firm belief in the student’s minds that they are well able to create on their own, are comfortable with the project, happy with the results of spending their time and money with me and are excited about future creative activities.
I have experience with many different media including fine jewelry making but I am currently concentrating on Fiber work, repurposing used textiles, textile surface design that includes Eco printing, sun printing and hand dye techniques, where I integrate found objects and bead work wherever I can.
I maintain an art only Face Book page and on Instagram as Expressions of Elizabeth.
I am a Member of Artful Dimensions Gallery of Fine Crafts in Fredericksburg, VA where I teach and maintain my fiber arts studio space.
Below are some images of Elizabeth’s work!