Updated: Oct 26, 2021
Famed Scottish felt artist, Moy Mackay, will be giving a workshop in Victoria from October 19th to 21st 2019, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Many members will recognize Moy’s name. She was a guest instructor at last year’s felt :: feutre canada’s Symposium in Nova Scotia.
Moy MacKay is being brought to the west coast of British Columbia independently. In order for the workshop to run she will require a full class of 14 students. The last day for purchasing a place in the class is September 15, 2019. The workshop will be held at the Vancouver Island School of Art, located at 950 Kings Rd. in Victoria.
About Moy Mackay
Moy is a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art. She has built an impressive reputation for integrity, hard work, and incandescent talent. Her eye for colour and texture is unparalleled. Award winning artist and published author, her ‘felt paintings’ are a pioneering development in the ancient craft of felting. Using merino fibres as she would brushstrokes, each vibrant, vivid piece achieves a depth of warmth and texture that paint alone cannot replicate.
Moy’s work demonstrates not only breathtaking talent but a pioneering streak. An avid painter and devotee of colour, Moy was searching for a new way to portray the vibrancy and depth of the palette she loved when she had the idea of using fibres instead of paint. With the broad palette available, and an array of exquisite fibres such as silk and merino, the sky really is the limit in terms of texture and depth of colour. With machine-stitched mark making and embroidery to further define the piece, Moy has found the new medium not only a joy to work with but ever-evolving.
Each piece teems with possibility and the hands-on nature of the process means that the technique can be constantly refined and developed. By manipulating fibres in this way, Moy has successfully bridged the gap between craft and fine art, with her acclaimed works exhibited in many galleries and private collections worldwide. Moy is the author of three books about felting: ‘Art in Felt & Stitch’, ‘Flowers in Felt & Stitch’ and ‘The Art of Moy Mackay’. She is regarded as a world leader in her field.
In 2016 Moy was shortlisted to the final three in her heat, at Sky Arts ‘Landscape Artist of the Year’.