Join artist Vickie Vipperman to learn more about the techniques and processes used to create the textiles in Weaving Splendor: Treasures of Asian Textiles from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

About Vickie Vipperman


Vickie Vipperman lives in rural Kingston Springs, near Nashville, and has been weaving clothing, accessories, and contemporary art since receiving a bachelor of fine arts degree in art and fabric design at the University of Georgia in 1976.

Weaving with silk, bamboo, and cotton, most of Vipperman’s work can be described as functional fabric for clothing and accessories, dyed using the ikat technique to create patterns on unwoven yarns. Occasionally, Vipperman strays into the world of wall art, weaving impressionistic landscapes or “reweaving” words or text to explore worldly or spiritual concepts.

Vipperman views weaving as a metaphor for life—a sometimes simple, sometimes complex process combining separate, individual strands into a new and coherent whole—a journey, a process, a creation made colorful and interesting by our diversity, made strong by our interconnectedness.

Currently, Vipperman is showing work in regional art fairs and galleries throughout the Southeast, and she is a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, Piedmont Craftsmen, Tennessee Craft, the American Craft Council, and the Handweavers Guilds of America and Nashville. She is represented by Shimai Gallery of Contemporary Craft, Nashville.

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