Teacher Type: Textiles & Fiber

Mary Catello

Mary Catello is predominantly a self-taught fiber artist although, over the years, she has taken workshops with many of the most successful artists in her field. Her first passion was creating sculptural vessels and forms from palm cuttings and other natural foliage. With an inquisitive mind and a never-ending desire to experiment she continuously explores other fibers. Her new passion is with paper; making paper, paper casting, paper mache, etc..  In this medium she has had success creating art to wear, art for the wall, art for the pedestal and installations. With such a versatile medium Mary continues to experiment and push the possibilities.

Mary has received both local and national acclaim. Her art can be seen in galleries on both the east and west coast of Florida. She is currently exhibiting at Artisans on the Avenue in Lake Worth and Florida CraftArt in St Petersburg. Her art has been selected and toured through the US with the National Basketry Organization and juried into many local art venues.

Mary Catello

Pamela Tatti

Pamela is a designer and a seamstress with a strong interest in education. She does clothing alterations, reupholstery, and makes custom clothing by trade. Pam holds a BFA in Apparel Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology. At FIT she studied sewing, draping, patternmaking and fashion illustration. One of her favorite things to do is teach these skills. She started a nonprofit program, Waste Not, a project of Side project inc. The program teaches the true meaning of recycling through projects and discussion. Her motivation to start the program is to create positive change environmentally and socially.

Pamela Tatti

Pierre Colorado

Pierre is an artist with a background in marketing and design, focusing on brand and product development. His most recent brand, Xoxocabana, is a DIY company that was launched to foster creativity, originality and inspire everyone to create original pieces of everyday use. Their philosophy is that the personal process of creating something will “represent who you are—every day!”

Pierre Colorado