Our Artistic Consultant, Kachina Martin, is a nationally recognized fiber artist who teaches studio art and art history at Muhlenberg High School. Her work was included in the Lark publication 500 Felt Objects and referenced in Uncovering Fashion: Fashion Communications Across the Media.
She earned a B.A. in English and French with an Art History minor at Albright College; she received her Master’s in Art History from Temple University. Kachina has also studied at the Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, the University of the Arts, Touchstone Center for Crafts, and Cannon Hill Studios.
In addition to her work as a public educator, Kachina has also lectured at St. Francis University, Albright College, La Salle University, Philadelphia University, and Temple University. She has taught workshops both locally and internationally on a variety of fiber techniques.
Kachina has participated in numerous educational travel programs, enabling her to study in Europe, Japan, Turkey, Bahrain and Qatar. Most recently, Kachina was awarded a grant through the National Endowment for the Humanities and spent 5 weeks studying in South Africa.
Kachina’s wearable fiber artworks can be found at www.howlingruth.com.