Lichterman was born in 1941 in the USA and studied
Landscape Architecture at Harvard Graduate School
of Design. Inspired by her interest in landscape
and nature, Heidi has developed an individual
and creative style of weaving. Her lyrical, abstract
wall hangings (some as large as 30 feet high)
are strongly influenced by their surroundings.
Heidi Lichterman enjoys the challenge of making
site-specific work that transforms the locations
Already established in America,
Heidi Lichterman moved to England in 1981 and
based her studio near Cambridge. She uses the
techniques of Ikat (wrapping and tie-dyeing the
yarn before weaving) and of dip-dyeing for her
work in silk. Many of her larger pieces are three-dimensional.
In 1998, Heidi began to incorporate wire into
her work, which allows even more sculptural possibilities.
Heidi Lichterman is a Fellow and
former Chairman of the Society of Designer Craftsmen
and Chairman of the Cambridge Guild of Weavers,
Spinners and Dyers. She was also a Member of the
former Cambridge Society of Painters and Sculptors
and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.
She has exhibited internationally,
and her work is in major corporate and public
collections around the world, including Tokyo,
Singapore, Djakarta, Hong Kong, USA and England.
Handwoven dip dyed silk & stainless
Size 90cm x 90cm