Welcome to my little corner of the World Wide Web, here you will find lots of (hopefully useful) information from specialist textile techniques (tutorials tab), a list of upcoming workshops (workshops tab), my online shop (shop tab – coming soon!) and of course my blog.
About Teri Berry:
I’ve always been interested in art and crafts, at school art was by far the subject I enjoyed most. After leaving school I trained first as a veterinary nurse and later as a microbiologist and molecular virologist. Most recently I have been working in clinical research, helping patients to gain access to new treatments, but have always continued to create in my spare time.
Over the years I have been fortunate enough to explore a variety of mediums from ceramics to wicker sculpture but my enduring love is the amazingly versatile world of wool felt. For me, using natural materials, in particular wool (a waste product of sheep husbandry) is a cathartic experience. Using millennia-old techniques provides a connection to the past and simpler ways of living, while finding new ways of using these ancient materials and pushing the boundaries of what can be made with wool and other materials provides stimulation for the technical side of my brain. Felt-making is good for the soul on so many different levels.
I recently relocated to New Zealand with my partner (who is a native Kiwi). When I’m not making felt, I can be found pottering in the garden, going for a run or doing just about anything to avoid cleaning the house! 🙂
Upcoming Events and Exhibitions
May 2022 – Woolfest, Kumeu Showgrounds (look for the Auckland Fun Felters area)
Previous Events and Exhibitions
2022 – Teaching at Auckland Fun Felters 2 day retreat (Animal textures in felt)
2019 – Art Box – Denbies Wine Estate (RH5 6AA)
2019 – Ochre Print Studio Summer Exhibition, Guildford
2019 – Surrey Artists’ Open Studios, Normandy Surrey
2019 – AppArt Exhibition, Priors Field School, Godalming
2019 – Printmakers Exhibition, Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester
2019 – Contemporary Textiles Fair, Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington
2018 – Art for Christmas, Cranleigh
2018 – Surrey Artists’ Open Studios
2018 – Printmakers Exhibition, Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester
2018 – Bacchus Exhibition – “Nature’s Magic”, Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking UK
2014 – International Feltmakers Association, Region 4, Exhibition, Sonning Common, Berkshire, UK.
2014 – Spinners Weavers and Dyers National Exhibition, Norwich Cathedral, Norfolk, UK.
2017-2019 – Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, West Dean College
2017 – Abstract Design for Textiles with Louise Anderson
2016-19 – Life drawing
2016 – Traditional millinery techniques
2016 – Experimental Screen Printing
2016 – Dressmaking and tailoring
2015 – Tailoring and shibori felt, Tatiana Shervada
2015 – IFA conference, workshops with Judit Pocs, Joke van Zinderen and Evelyn Refsahl
2013-14 – City and Guilds Level 2 in constructed textiles (felt making)
2014 – IFA conference, workshop with Yvonne Habbe
2004 – PhD, molecular virology (coronavirus vaccine development)
2001 – BSc, 1st class hons, microbiology