325A Grove Street, East Lansing, MI 48823 | Phone (517) 333-7180
Hours: Wenesday–Friday 12–5:30pm | Saturday 11–5:00pm |  Sunday 12–4pm


 Grove Gallery & Studios

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Martha Brownscombe—Studio Artist

My work is both on and off the loom. I make one-of-a-kind wall pieces, wearable art and fiber sculptures. I am always looking at materials, and thinking how it could be made into a woven structure.  For many years now, I have been experimenting with incorporating natural materials in my fiber pieces.  I find using traditional weaving techniques while incorporating unusual materials endlessly fascinating.  I enjoy being in nature and collecting materials that most would not notice. It can take me years to collect enough natural material to make a piece. As I collect, I wonder to myself how long has this stick or the stone on the beach been in the water, where did it come from, what is its history.  Often the incubation period for the material to manifest into a piece can be 3-5 years, if not longer. I do not mind this process. It truly is the process that I enjoy most in my fiber work.

I am also intrigued with weaving with and creating fiber pieces with new cutting edge fibers and yarns.  I have been weaving with steel, wires of all kinds, bamboo yarns, soy, and anything that looks like I can weave to make a woven structure.    

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