Mickie McCormic

Mickie McCormic

Mickie McCormic

MICKIE McCORMIC

Mickie McCormic loves teaching and has taught photo-related printmaking and image transfer for many years, first on the East Coast and then in Oregon and Arizona since moving to Southern Oregon in 1999. She has been teaching workshops at the Mendocino Art Center on a regular basis since 2007. She graduated in printmaking from Oberlin College, and has an MA in Pre-Columbian Fabrics from Goddard College.

Her image transfer work began with high-contrast photography and photo silkscreen applications, and she went on to use nine other techniques over the years, from solvents to Inko Dye. Her recent work concentrates on Solar Plates and methods she has developed for inkjet and disperse dye transfers – all using imagery from her own photographs or from scans of objects. She recently began quilting her fabric pieces on a sixteen-inch Handiquilter machine, and is now working on larger scale quilts using images transferred from inkjet prints onto recycled damask and with disperse dye onto textured polyester fabrics. She has a strong interest in recycling, and uses old clothing and household fabrics whenever possible.

Mickie is active in the Surface Design Association (SDA) and the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), and writes a quarterly column called “Link to This” about textile web sites for the SDA news blog. In 2011-12, a quilt of hers traveled across the US in an SAQA exhibit called “Layers of Memory,” and a quilted disperse-dye piece, “Decisions,” was juried into the Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara, and is being shown there in early October 2012.

 

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Mickie McCormic