Sculptural Basketry at Praxis Fiber Workshop

Praxis is delighted to welcome Illinois-based artist Ann Coddington for an exhibition of new works. At the intersection of traditional fiber craft, sculpture and installation, Ann’s work nods to craft history while offering a detour from the traditional path. Her vessels carry much conceptual power, but visitors to the gallery will also admire the play of materials, dazzling craftsmanship and […]

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The Year of the Loom

At our opening board meeting in February, the Praxis Fiber Workshop Board of Directors agreed, “It’s the year of the loom!” It has been the year of the loom indeed, despite all of the twists and turns we’ve faced getting to this point. Since 2018, Praxis has been planning the opening of the Digital Weaving Lab. Located in the house […]

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Honoring the Clean and Pure, at Praxis

When you walk past Praxis Fiber Workshop’s front windows in the Waterloo Arts District, you’ll see bright blue child-size body bags mounted elegantly on the walls. If that’s not enough to pique your curiosity about this community-based studio space and gallery, I don’t know what is. Praxis owes this not-quite-living enticement into their space to their current gallery exhibition, AMALA: […]

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Creative Fusion: Three Banners, Four Artists, One River on Fire

ARTISTS: Tony Williams | Cleveland Rowland Ricketts | Indiana Eduardo Portillo | Venezuela MariЗ Eugenia DЗvila | Venezuela ORGANIZATION: Praxis Fiber Workshop   Half a century ago, on June 22, 1969, the Cuyahoga River caught fire. Environmental contamination played a significant role in that event. Now people are determined not to forget so history will not repeat itself. As a […]

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Praxis Expands with New Digital Weaving Lab

After four years in operation in the Waterloo Arts District, Praxis Fiber Workshop, a community textile studio, will expand to include digital weaving equipment. In October, 2018, our organization purchased the double family home adjacent to the back parking lot of Praxis on East 152nd Street. With renovations complete, the upstairs two-bedroom apartment will house our artist-in-residence program and the […]

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Weaving in a Digital Age

When walking into Praxis Fiber Workshop for the first time, visitors are struck by the presence of 24 large wooden structures. Many are familiar with weaving, but newcomers are captivated by the engineering of the loom and the strength and grace of the machine. “How does it work?” This question bursts with curiosity and also demonstrates the distance from our […]

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