Hailing from the Pacific Northwest originally, I have always drawn inspiration from time spent in the outdoors, whether it be camping in the wilderness, working on farms, or examining the structure of pinecones in my backyard. I am also fascinated by the myriad ways that humans have used natural materials to create beautiful vessels, and I’ve sought out ways to learn traditional crafts such as basketweaving, net-making, ceramics, and blacksmithing. Many of my jewelry pieces draw on the language of weaving combined with the structure of metalworking, while my basketry is inspired by time spent exploring in the woods.
Angela Eastman is an artist and teacher residing in Hillsborough, North Carolina. She holds an MFA in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art and completed the Core Fellowship program at Penland School of Crafts. Through her design business, Flag Mountain Studio, Angela creates jewelry, baskets, furniture, and other home goods. Angela also teaches art workshops to adults and youth. She is an advocate for craft education as a vital component of understanding the material world we live in. When she’s not making or teaching, Angela can be found tinkering on her motorcycle or hiking with her dog, Frankie.