Anja Kooistra – Fabric Sculpture
I create expressive sculptures from different fabrics incorporated with clay and natural materials made for both homes and gardens.
About the Artist
Anja create expressive sculptures from different fabrics incorporated with clay and natural materials made for both homes and gardens.
Using a non-toxic, environmentally friendly fabric hardener to sculpt her large and small figurines, each with a unique personality and an ethereal life force.
Anja found a unusual way of working with recycling materials like natural fibers, vintage lace and doilies, which she then used in her work to give lasting life for many years to come. She often focuses on the female form for its limitless variety, with each having a personality and ethereal life force of its own.
Working with various fabrics and other natural materials presents unique challenges and possibilities – and it has given Anja an unusual freedom in creating sculpture and art.
Emigrating from the Netherlands in the summer of 2000 with her husband and Jack Russel, and now settled in rural Sunderland, is where Anja has her studio. It is where she winds down and gets her creative juices flowing. This special spot provides the perfect backdrop for her creative spirit. She also facilitates workshops in her studio so that others can experience the artistic magic that keeps her engaged. “Teaching workshops really charges me, as I offer many different one-day and half-day courses, from bare bones beginner to more advanced techniques”.
Site # 6 with Guest Artist Debra Rowland
S-10445 Sideroad 17
Sunderland, Ontario L0C1H0
Art Shows/ Events Rolling Hills Studio
* Canada Blooms Toronto – March
* Studio Tour Scugog Port Perry – May
* Cobourg Waterfront Fest – July
* Haliburton Art & Craft Fest – July
* Brock big Bite Cannington – Augustus
* Art in the Park Uxbridge – Augustus
* Studio Tour Uxbridge – September
* Heintzman House Art & Craft Sale – November
* Scugog Council of the Art, Sparkly sale – December
* Handmade in Uxbridge Art & Craft sale – December
*Blue Rain Gallery, Tottenham – June 10-24th
Juried Exhibition and Award List:
Previous Art Sales/Shows
2015/16 – Peterborough Garden Show
2012/16 – Sunderland Maple Fest
2014 – Port Perry SCA exhibition – Spirits in Nature