Sawatou Mouratidou – Felt and Fiber Artist

was born and raised in Greece. She is currently living in Vienna with her family after spending many years in Germany and the USA. Graduate of the University of Washington’s Certificate Fiber Arts Program. Numerous further training classes with well-known textile artists in Germany and the USA and Austria. In 2006, Sawatou Mouratidou devoted herself entirely to textile work and in the same year she founded her label “Sawatou fiber Artist”.

Material Wool

The felt and fiber artist is fascinated by the material wool. She loves the unlimited potential of felt as a medium. It is malleable, changeable, expressive and headstrong. It is full of contrasts and surprises, loose fibers that are felted into an irrevocably solid material. It can be soft but also scratchy, airy and also very rigid, flat or three-dimensional and always very lively.

In combination with fine fabrics, the felt gets a whole new face. Functionality of felt ranges from everyday use to unique designs.
The artist uses the wide range and variety of design possibilities in her creations, designs and produces elaborate handmade individual objects, wall hangings, jewelry and accessories. Quality and love for detail is visualized in her objects.

Each piece is a unique piece that takes its beginning in a personal creation process and whose story the wearer or viewer continues writing.

As an instructor, she accompanies many people on their way of dealing with CRAFTwork, the applied art. She provides you with the necessary knowledge to find your own expression and thus to create your own personal art.

Founding member of the Wollmodus association, initiator and founding member of the Maurer Werkstätten, curator of the Craft-Art-Fusion project, organizer of Kunst im Handwerk.

Head of the textile department of the Association of Professional Artists of Austria, European Textile Network (ETN), Filznetzwerk e.V , International Feltmakers Association and ÖGKM.