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 Wednesday & Saturday mornings at The House of 2 Studios.  I also love teaching at Guilds & Rug camps around the country:   at 'Friends by the Sea' in Rockaway, OR March 29 - April 3, 2015,   at ATHA Biennial, San Antonio, TX, September 9-12, 2015,   and at TIGHR Triennial, Victoria, BC, October 4-8, 2015!

I'm available to teach a class or workshop per your request, at your place or mine.   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.
Helping Michele Wise with Western Teachers' Workshop; I am her Assistant Director and enjoy spending time and practicing with other Rug Hooking Teachers in Eugene Oregon each June. This coming year we'll be there June 21-26, 2015. Let me know if you'd like to join us!

As your grateful hostess, I direct the  Little River Inn Rug Camp, a rug hookers' holiday on the Mendocino Coast! Brigitta Phy and Judith Rippstein are our teachers for November 1-6, 2015.

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!  We'll be showing our stuff at Sauder Village next August, along with the Celebration rugs, other collections and individual rugs!

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