Christel Wille

the artist Christel WilleHamilton, ON

Christel grew up in post-war Berlin where she began her career in fine craft upon being awarded a metal-working apprenticeship at a small Berlin firm.  After moving to Canada in 1960, she explored enamelwork and embroidery.  She then studied tapestry-weaving at the Ontario College of Art (OCADU) with William Hodge,  and received her Master Weaver’s certificate in 1990.  In 2006, she installed a lamp-working studio in her home to create colourful glass beads and has also recently studied woodworking.  She still works in many different media combining her years of experience in quality design and craftsmanship.

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