Monday, October 12, 2009

An Interview with Wendy Costa

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What are you bringing to the Albany Holiday Studio Sale?
Wendy Costa: will be bringing a lot of makeup bags, handbags and ceramic tile trivets all handmade in my studio and featuring fabrics we make from my mixed media paintings..

What is your process and/or inspiration?
Wendy Costa: I begin with a painting on board using casein then the work is digitally transformed, patterns are made and items are sewn here using only materials and suppliers that are from the US..(My website has a pic of me painting under the ABOUT button)

What else would you like us to know about yourself?
Wendy Costa: As you know I am restoring a gothic church and parsonage in Cooperstown NY. The property was built in 1829 and is a perfect setting for my studio and home. We hope to have open studio days next year and to share our gardens and process with the public. I also just signed a 3 year contract to license my designs onto needlepoint kits by a company in San Francisco.


  1. This work sounds really interesting. I am looking forward to seeing it in person!

  2. Lots of luck with the upcoming show. Everything looks great! I'm looking forward to seeing it.


    Much more interesting than a Louis Vuitton...


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