Jean Fortune Kaplan
My weavings speak with shapes, colors, and textures that visually represent the language of forms. My fibers are primarily silk, wool, cotton, and alpaca. The sounds, light, and spirits of my woodland home flow through my endeavors to interweave the delights of the human connection with nature and a personal response to the beauty and consequence of that interaction. I enjoy the tactile and am intrigued by the particular interplay of colors unique to weaving.
After Jean graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her explorations of varieties of creative expression led to weaving and tapestry techniques and to the Penland School of Crafts. Travels provided new textual pleasures. She is a member of the Handweavers Guild of America, the American Craft Council, Alamance Arts, and Triangle Weavers and a founding member of Alamance Artisans.