Project Description

WEAVING & FIBER ARTS

COVID IMPACT

Our campus is closed until further notice.

Students who are currently in a class will be offered substitute time when classes convene again, or a refund for remaining days left in their session. Students enrolled in upcoming classes will be notified by their teacher when we reopen and when the new class dates are determined. If there are conflicts with the new dates for the class session you registered for, we can offer you a refund or can accept your payment as a donation. Thank you for your support of the Pioneer Craft House, let’s all be safe out there! If you have further questions contact us at 801-481-7131​ or thepioneercrafthouse@gmail.com.

Welcome To Weaving & Fiber Arts

Have you ever thought about learning the beautiful art of weaving? Well now is your chance! Weaving is interlacing threads to make a fabric. This class will cover all the basics and show you how fun weaving can be. Equipment and materials are provided. ​

COURSE TUTORS

DEANNA BAUGHDepartment Head
“I want to see this department and the Pioneer Craft House continue to be an art center to be proud of and to continue the traditions begun by Glenn J. Beeley and Mary M. Atwater over 60 years ago.”

Deanna fell in love with the art of weaving the first time she saw it, and has been weaving and teaching for over 30 years. She has taught at Three Wishes Fiber Arts, Needlepoint Joint, The University of Utah and in her home studio, among other places. She keeps her knowledge up to date and her outlook fresh by studying with both national and international masters.

She reports that the women who started Pioneer Craft House, Glenn Beeley and Mary Atwater were both weavers, and Mrs. Beeley’s loom is still in service in the weaving studio. PCH has the ability to provide instruction and work space for people to learn and advance their craft in a safe environment.

SANDRA ENCE PAULCourse Tutor
Sandra Ence Paul’s love of textiles began in 1974, when she started weaving in Missouri. She returned to Utah to study her art in the U of U textile program. In 1986, she continued to pursue her love of weaving and dyeing at the Kawashima Textile School in Kyoto, Japan. As well as being a practicing textile artist, Sandra has worked in the fashion industry as a runway model, stylist, and fashion director. In 2001, she “wed the two worlds” into her own textile-based business, “S-ENCE”. Her website is www.S-ENCE.com

“I gain inspiration from nature – Midwestern sunrises, Utah red rock landscapes, Japanese gardens, dolphins, turtles and my beloved horses.”

She’s taught classes in fashion, textiles and weaving at SLCC and the U of U Lifelong Learning program.

She has coordinated community events such as “Lights On” and the Utah Arts Festival. She is a member of the Mary Meigs Atwater Weavers Guild and the Utah Surface Design Group..

“Encouraging and supporting my students’ exploration of the creative process is immensely gratifying to me…to be able to experience with them the joy in the exploration, which is unique to each student and to acknowledge the value of their uniqueness in the artistic process.”

CHERIE SMITHCourse Tutor
I have always been crafty. In my life, I have crocheted miles and miles of crochet stitches. Now, I do what I call “Hodge-Podge” style fiber art. I sell scarves, bags, rugs, and quilts at fairs and in shops — 18 scarves’ at my last fair in just 5 hours! I have also painted landscapes for about 8 years but sell many more scarves than paintings. I have two grown sons and two daughters-in-law. I am not working outside my home now after working many jobs for over 40 years. Now I work hard at my art!
TERRI PIANKACourse Tutor
Terri learned to weave in 1997, after earning her BS in Fine Arts. She has taught art classes in New York and Utah. Her textile pieces have been sold at art galleries in New York and independently through her business Temporal Tekstylia. Terri has been volunteering in the weaving studio at the Pioneer Craft House since 2017 and began teaching in 2018. You can visit Terri’s webpage at www.temporaltekstylia.com.
ANN EDINGTON ADAMSCourse Tutor
Ann has been weaving since 1986 when she took a class at the Virginia Museum in Richmond, Virginia. She was instantly hooked on the whole process. She weaves anything from fine silk to rag rugs. After moving to St. Louis she took classes at the Craft Alliance and joined the St. Louis Weaver’s Guild. The Guild was very supportive and gave her several scholarships to study at Penland School of Crafts in the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina. She has taught weaving in St. Louis, Las Cruces, New Mexico and in Utah. Her work has appeared in national shows associated with weaving in St. Louis, Atlanta, Portland and Long Beach. While in St. Louis she received a certificate in Fashion Design from Washington University.

COVID IMPACT!

Our campus is closed until further notice.

Students who are currently in a class will be offered substitute time when classes convene again, or a refund for remaining days left in their session. Students enrolled in upcoming classes will be notified by their teacher when we reopen and when the new class dates are determined. If there are conflicts with the new dates for the class session you registered for, we can offer you a refund or can accept your payment as a donation. Thank you for your support of the Pioneer Craft House, let’s all be safe out there! If you have further questions contact us at 801-481-7131​ or thepioneercrafthouse@gmail.com.