Monique Barker

Woven Cushion - Symbols and Numbers (688x800)

Phone: (541) 846-7365

“I was born in France and studied decorative and fine arts in Paris. I became a resident of the Western United States in 1976. I have resided in Williams since 1987, where I am a full-time fiber artist and weaver. I have practiced in the field of Arts and Crafts with mediums such as ceramics, basketry, spinning and dyeing.

In 1986 I traveled to Nepal and learned the technique of hand knotted pile rug weaving under the direction of Karma Sherap, a Tibetan master weaver.

My mask-making skills, inspired by the Tibetan ceremonial mask tradition, have evolved over the years of trial and error. I have been teaching mask-making workshops in my studio in Williams. I taught a workshop on pile rug weaving in Eugene, Oregon and have been part of various artist demonstrations of fiber arts conventions in the Pacific Northwest.”

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