Jenny Mathison-Foster, Handmade Hats
The inspirations for each piece can come from a variety of sources. I love the shapes and patterns that nature creates and love to repeat the patterns in my work. Working with and manipulating materials and seeing where the creative process takes it is what motivates me and my art. Researching and learning the craft of millinery has been an inspirational road for me and continues to inspire me. I love the traditional design of hats from the past and incorporating them into a more modern form. I am especially inspired by the 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s hat styles. I think it’s important in todays world to have a little different way of doing things. With most of the hats today being manufactured, I think my one-of-a-kind style is important, unique and provides the connection from the past to the present through handmade creations.