Kelly Walsh

Durham, NC | Exhibiting Since 2024

Kelly Walsh is a hand weaver living and working in Durham, North Carolina. She worked as a web developer for years before deciding to leave the tech industry to follow her textile artist dreams. She loves exploring the intersections between technology and art, math and color.

Kelly has always been fascinated by the tactile nature of textiles and their place in our world as functional useable items. There isn’t one moment of our lives when fabric doesn’t play a role. Kelly believes these everyday textiles can and should be elevated by quality materials and dedicated craftsmanship. Whether she is making a one-of-a-kind dyed silk shawl or a cotton kitchen towel, each piece has a purpose and is made to bring pleasure to your life as it fills that role.

Kelly weaves bags and accessories, home and kitchen goods, and wall hangings, and is always open to special commissions and collaborations.

When she’s not wandering the labyrinth of running a small business, Kelly is working on her Master Weaver certification by Olds College and is also working to grow her local weaving community as the secretary of the Triangle Weavers Guild and as a Steering Committee member of the Piedmont Fibershed.