Tom Poirier

Tom Poirier Handwovens

Tom Poirier

Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, Canada

ARTIST STATEMENT

As a child I learned the art of weaving from my mother, Beth Poirier.

I rediscovered weaving as an adult, and was immediately captivated by its complexity and expressive possibilities it offers.

I follow my mother's tradition of weaving heirloom towels using cotton, linen and other natural fibers. My towels are both functional and luxurious, a bit of art that you can use to dry the dishes.

I also make scarves of silk, alpaca, and other fine things, as well as unusual materials like tiny LEDs or hair-fine copper and stainless steel.

I recently moved to Nova Scotia, but my work can be found on my website, and in Portland at Wildwood & Company and A Day In The Life.

THIS ARTIST SPECIALIZES IN:

Functional, Architectural, Contemporary, Kitchen, Bath, Colorful, Complex, Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Grey, Purple, Orange, Red, Silver, White, Yellow, Alpaca, Cotton, Cotton/Linen, Linen, Metal, Silk, Wool, Handwoven, Bath towel, Dish towel, Kitchen towel, Placemat, Scarf, Shawl, Table runner, Tea towel, Towel

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