A french native, Elodie came to the US as a child. The first pair of shoes she picked out on her own were a pair mid-calf high denim boots, with pockets on the sides. She was given her first sewing machine at age 8 and spent a lot of time alone in her room making things, lining up toys for family portraits (wasting film, is what her mother called it), and even creating her own church --a shoebox with a curtain in which she displayed treasured items. More than twenty years later, you can still find her in her room creating toys and documenting them, knitting soft things, and sewing denim everything.
Elodie received a BFA in intermedia studies from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon in 2006, and is now based in San Francisco, California. She has worked with children of all ages in both school and home settings and started making handmade toys, which can be treasured as a response to the commercially made toys which are discarded and forgotten. Elodie made a promise to herself when she was little to never forget, and she is happiest when she remembers what it feels like to be little.
After immersing herself in Pentwater and life on the lake, Elodie plans to crochet a hammock with a boat hook, knit beach blankets, and construct a fort in the meadow behind the studio. As a Shared Space artist-in-residence from July 15 to August 3rd, She will lecture on her work July 22nd at 7pm, and give an interactive knitting machine demo on July 23rd from 3-7pm.