My name is Jo Ann Manzone and I am a fiber artist who creates one-of-a-kind wearable art. My expertise is in nuno felting, a process of felting on fabric.
Love of fiber began at an early age when I learned to knit and sew. In my many years as a fiber artist and felter, I have made clothing and accessories for celebrities, galleries and markets. I have taught felting workshops and retreats in various locations, including Create Mixed Media Retreats in Southern California, private women’s groups on the West Coast and at the Ashland Art Center. I have also taught felting classes at the local sewing guild conference and love teaching felt making to children and at-risk teens.
A New Jersey native, I now live in Ashland, Oregon where I design wearable art and accessories for local boutiques and galleries. I have a studio space at the Ashland Art Center where I create and teach.