Terry Shinn

Terri Shinn

Terri Shinn resides in Snohomish, Washington. Her work has been featured in numerous books, regional, national, and international shows, and has been included in private and public collections. In 2005, she was named the “Snohomish County Artist of the Year.” In 2017 she received a diploma in Art and Design / Experimental Stitch. Terri currently serves on the board of the Schack Art Center, is a member of the Northwest Designer Craftsmen, and is a past commissioner on the Snohomish County Arts Commission.

Trees have turned into a source of never-ending fascination and inspiration. Besides their wonderful textures and diverse colors, I am drawn to their amazing lines and shapes.

This new series of vessels endeavors to explore the textures, colors, and lines in the bark of trees from around the world. Bark is considered an accumulation of several different outer layers of a wood plant. Similarly, multiple layers are what I use to create my vessels; either by machine or hand stitching, or a combination of both. I am forced to slow down, to take my time and truly study what nature has so masterfully created as I attempt to emulate its beauty while interpreting these forms in stitch.

You can view Terri’s current art in the Parklane Gallery Online Store.