“I love the idea of using fabrics to create a truly unique work.”
Sharon V. Rotz is the newest artist to present her work for sale at Hutchinson Center for the Arts. Sharon, a Central Wisconsin native, made the move to Litchfield to be closer to family. Rotz describes herself as a Quilter, Designer, and Textile Artist.
Sharon depicts a close connection with fabric “I love the color, the texture, and the pattern designs of fabric. It is exciting to drown myself in fabric and come up with different combinations. I find it a joyful challenge to see what new perspectives can be achieved.” Rotz’s background is in embroidery, tailoring, dressmaking and creating custom home décor.
“I enjoy the pleasure of designing and stitching this flexible textile into infinite designs as I curve it and shape it around my fingers.”
Each cuff is individual and handmade to enhance charm and style. Now available at HCA are Sharon’s soutache jewelry earrings which are hand-stitched and incorporate beads, buttons, and stones.
Within the last year Sharon started creating textile dolls, or ladies, as she likes to call them. Rotz designed these charming ladies with adults in mind; a nostalgic look back on our childhood with a modern twist.
Each lady comes with her own personality, fashion sense, and hairstyle. Sharon lets the ladies design themselves acknowledging that some inspiration comes from people she knows or has met.