Meet Fiber Artist Sara Renzulli!
Sara Renzulli was the very first instructor we hosted at Ephemera Paducah when we opened in 2013. We are so fortunate she has Paducah ties with an artist father & stepmom, Bill & Patience Renzulli, living down the street from our studio as that helps us lure her back to teach from time-to-time. She’s an incredibly talented instructor, entrepreneur, and artist who shares her passion with fiber art and welcomes Ephemera Paducah students into her world of art with open arms. For those of you who have not yet met Sara, I thought it’d be fun to introduce you to her through a fun Ephemera Paducah Q & A. Here’s what she had to say.
Describe what it’s like to do what you do for a living.
I work with 6 other people in our shop, The Art House. We have way too much fun. My favorite aspect of my job is product development, but I am also a creator, photographer, writer and teacher.
What has been your most favorite classroom moment?
Any workshop with a bunch of happy people at the end is a rewarding one.
What’s your most recent “can’t create without” tool or product you’ve discovered?
We are working on a new product called “Swax,” which allows needle felters to smooth tightly felted areas made with wool.
When you were 12 years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?
At what age were you confident calling yourself “an artist”?
Milk or dark chocolate?
What’s the best thing you make for dinner?
Chinese style beef, tomatoes and egg over noodles. My boys would say, tacos.
What do you hope students will get out of their experience during your workshops at Ephemera Paducah?
A love, that is, an addiction for wool and needle felting. “Enjoy the process” is my motto.
To keep up with Sara’s needle felting adventures and goings on at The Art House, check out her website.