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Betty Burian Kirk


        My goal is to design and create lovely and unique wearable art for the woman who appreciates high fashion.

About the Artist

     I studied art and art education at Northern Illinois University. After receiving my bachelors degree, I went back and received a MA Ed in art education with a strong emphasis in fiber, doing a one woman show in fiber. I taught art in an elementary school for 12 years and later taught 3 semesters of weaving at Joliet Junior College. Being trained as a teacher I enjoy giving lectures and workshops in fibers and fiber related areas. I started out as a weaver, but my knowledge and skills encompass spinning, felting, kumi himo, tassel making and marbling as well as the areas of color theory and design. I am an Illinois Artisan and exhibit my work at art shows throughout the area.