Rug Artist & Teacher - Laura Webber Pierce

Welcome to my web-site!   I live in Petaluma, California in Sonoma County, 40 miles north of San Francisco. My mother lives here too, on the west side of town.  Emma Webber has given me the lovely upstairs room for studio space and calls her home the House of 2 Studios!  My new dye kitchen in the garage apartment is wonderful!    Emma has been writing and publishing her memoirs. She has a smaller version of her 'coffee table book' of her rugs; "Evolving Design".   Contact me at (707) 762-2595 or Lwpierce@comcast.net   to purchase a book or schedule a visit.

emmy bubblesPress the bubble...   My Rug Portrait, 'Emmy', made it into Celebrations XVIII!
It's always an honour to have a rug selected for this publication.  'Emmy' showed at Sauder Village Rug Show in August 2008;   then graced the cover of the June/July/August 2009 issue of Rug Hooking Magazine having won the Viewers Choice!   Thank-you for your responses!

I enjoy teaching and sharing the Art of Rug Hooking.  I teach classes on Saturdays and at Rug camps around the country:   at 'Friends by the Sea' in Rockaway, OR March 30 - April 4, 2014,   at Cambria Pines Rug Camp, June 1 - 6, 2014, and at Sauder Village, Ohio, August 11-16, 2014!

 I'm available to teach a class or workshop per your request, at my place or yours.   My patterns, hand-dyed wool, basic supplies & services are available at my Studio; call for an appointment Wednesday through Saturday.   One of my specialties is making a portrait or landscape pattern from your photograph.

As your grateful hostess, I direct the  Little River Inn Rug Camp, a rug hookers' holiday on the Mendocino Coast! Tanya Graham and Brigitta Phy are our teachers for November 2-7, 2014.

We've Fiber Jammed at Asilomar and Little River Inn in February 2012 and 2013; a west coast Fiber Artists' Retreat! It was a great time sharing ideas and inspiring each other. A wonderful and worthwhile project, but it's on the back burner for now... email me.

I'm participating in a 'Plein Aire' hooking group... through TIGHR.ning. Lori LaBerge is orchestrating it and has put up a beautiful website called Plein Air Hooking Artists... Check us out!

 Contact me at (707) 762-2595 or Lwpierce@comcast.net