Modern felt art

Terumi Ohta

My work

It's all in the details

 

Needle felting is my passion. My goal is make the most life-like creations to delight my clients, meticulous to the smallest detail. Recent bespoke commissions have taken many forms, from a likeness of a beloved pet to a company mascot. I am always available to discuss your particular needs and offer any advice I can. I also offer colour / monotype portraits of pets or any species. 

 

※Individual pet custom commisions are not acceptable at the moment

 

Please enjoy the Gallery of my portraits and felted creatures. 

( Latest works are on FB, Instagram and twitter )

 

 Upcoming events

 
2016
 
Aug - Sep
30 (Tue) ~ 1 , Sep (Sun)
【 Wa 】
 Tokyo Asakusa
Amuse Museum
 
Sep
 
11 (Sun) 21:54 〜
【 Ichigen san 】
TV Tokyo
 
17 (Sat) ~19 (Mon)

【 ART and Handmade Bazzaar 】

Osaka

 
 

 

 

 

 

Every part of my creations are meticulously crafted by hand to be as realistic as possible, from mixing and transplanting many colours of wool to create the elaborate textures of the skin and fur to the eyes, the nails and claws, the teeth and the nose, all of which are made from clay. It is very delicate and time consuming work, but I hope you will agree that the results are more than worth the time.

 

My creations are delicate and solely for decorative purposes, they should not be
used as toys for children or pets.

 

Please enjoy the Gallery of my portraits and felted creatures as well as a collection
of photos from happy clients that have been sent to me.

 

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  •          about me

    Biography

    Terumi Ohta

    My name is Terumi Ohta, a self-taught needle felt artist.

     

    Born in Hokkaido (The most northern part of Japan), I grew up surrounded by nature, flowers and animals.ᅠMy interest in drawing began at an early age.

     

    In 2009 I began studying the European style of flower arranging (both fresh and preserved) and, after taking my certification, taught at a flower school in Tokyo.

     

    In 2010 I moved to London to study English. Whilst there I was an assistant to a florist for wedding ceremonies, events, and garden work. As for my own flower work, I displayed Christmas arrangements at the Mitsukoshi London Department Store.

     

    After returning to Japan, I started learning Ikebana Sogetsu Style (one of the traditional Japanese flower arrangements).ᅠ After finishing all of the necessary courses, I am currently studying to obtain a licence to become a lecturer.

     

    In 2012 I discovered needle felting and it became my passion.

     

    In 2013 I created my brand " True Style Lab. "

    For my drawings, my goal was realist drawing, meticulous to the smallest detail with photographic likeness of the portrayed objects and models. This style of drawing has greatly influenced my needle felting work.

     

    In 2014 I had my own stall and my creations attracted huge attention on a show stage at  "WonderWool Wales" in the UK. 

     

    My first solo exhibition was held in Tokyo.

    I also host events at Shinjuku Isetan and Tamagawa Takashimaya, and my work and I featured on the Japanese TV programme “News Zero - Zero Human”.

     

    In 2015 my work also featured in the International Felt Association’s magazine, “Felt Matters” and in the style magazine and website of “House of Coco”.

     

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    Worldwide events

    Come and see me

    Past events

     

    2013

    May

    25 (Sat), 26 (Sun)

    Yokohama Handmade Marche 2013

    October

    15 (Tue) ~20 (Sun)

    ARTLABO X2013

    November

    2 (Sat), 3 (Sun)

    The Art Event DESIGN FESTA vol 38

    9 (Sat), 10 (Sun)

    The Renegade Craft Fair / London

    December

    13 (Fri) ~15 (Sun)

    ARTLABO X2013 The final

     

    2014

    March

    4 (Tue) ~9 (Sun)

    FLAT Ten (in Tokyo)

    April

    26 (Sat) ~27 (Sun)

    Wonderwool Wales

    May

    12(Mon) ~ 17(Sat)

    2014 Yunigurabasu Exhibition Pieces up

    Gallery UG

    June

    1 (Sun) ~15 (Sun)

    Omoshiro Ikimono Ten

    Konekodo

    June

    6 (Fri) ~25 (Wed)

    The 9th 100 Artists Exhibition

    November

    18(Tue) ~ 23(Sun)

    True Style Lab. Solo Exhibition

    Art Gallery OPPO

    December

    12(Fri) ~ 13(Sat)

    Workshops

    Arkhills Roppongi

     

    Upcoming events

     

    2016

     

    【 Wa 】
    Aug - Sep
    30 (Tue) ~ 1 , Sep (Sun)
     Tokyo Asakusa
    Amuse Museum
     
    【 Ichigen san 】TV Tokyo
    Sep
    11 (Sun) 21:54 〜
     
    【 ART and Handmade Bazzaar 】
    Sep
    17 (Sat) ~19 (Mon)
    Osaka
     

     

    2015


    Jan

    11 (Sun) ~ 13 (Tue)
    CRAFT
    Olympia, London

    Jul

    25 (Sat) ~ 26 (Sun)

    HandMade In Japan Fes 2015
    Tokyo Bigsight


    Aug /Oct 

    3 (Mon) 〜 14(Wed)
    TOYOTA 
    Joshi Marche

    Oct
    5 (Mon) ~ 31(Sat)

    Felting Fever at Fringe London


    28 (Wed) ~ 30 (Fri)
    Yokohama Handmade Marche
    Daimaru in Sapporo
    Future Event

    2016

    Mar
    23 (Wed) ~ 29 (Tue)
    《 Clair - Obscure 》 
    Untitled Factory Paris

    May
    10 (Tue) ~ 15 (Sun)
    True Style Lab. Solo Exhibition
    Art gallery OPPO

    Jun
    1 (wed) ~ 6(mon)
    ART & HANDMADE BAZZAR
    Osaka Takashimaya

    Aug
    10 (wed) ~ 16 (tue)
    Tokyo

    Aug / Sep
    30 (sun) ~ 11(sun)
    《 和 / Wa 》
    Asakusa Amuse Museum

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