Residency & Exhibition: Deborah Loxam Kohl

The Sound of … (silence)

December 1, 2010 to January 30, 2011

Designer/Maker, Deborah Loxam-Kohl, has developed a novel technology for felting wool into three-dimensional objects. The technology includes specialized manufacturing equipment as well as a proven process and a wide range of test results. The process is automated to a large extent and so can be adapted for large-scale manufacturing. The technology is adaptable, straightforward and simple to implement and operate. A fully formed felt object comes directly from the process, with no further processing required to produce a three-dimensional form.

Form Felt Lab is a multi-disciplinary studio focused on exploring the potential applications of the Form Felting Machine and Process, invented by Deborah Loxam-Kohl.

Loxam-Kohl received her BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 2003. She is the recipient of a number of awards, most notably the 2003 Collegiate Inventors Competition Undergraduate Award from the National Inventors Hall of Fame and the 2005 Concept, Innovation and Extension Award from the International Wool Textile Organization.



photo courtesy of Bill Metcalfe



photo courtesy of Bill Metcalfe


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