Perla Kopeloff was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Perla graduated as an Architect in Buenos Aires and travelled in Europe for many years before coming to the USA bringing vast experience in design, color and texture.
Here she became a weaver and a papermaker selling her work in Virginia, New Mexico and Colorado where she currently markets her wears in Santa Fe and Taos. She makes her home in Alamosa, CO.
Her new work in felting using local alpaca and merino wool depicts a strong sense of primitiveness in its orientation which draws from ancient cultures such as the Incas in Peru, the Masai in Africa or the Mongolian in China.
In her pieces there is a timeless aesthetic that shapes her fiber into an almost iconic ancient museum piece.
She gives herself time to research the felting sources that she is using and clearly the work reflects a great deal of constant interpretation of ancient look along with a contemporary felting technique.
She wants to become another craftsman of the world following a long tradition of wool, created for women who honor the wool tradition and want a stunning expression.
Perla’s studio and Casa Chamisa Grande B&B is located 2 miles south of the city of Alamosa, she can be reached by phone or email for classes and private instruction in felting, papermaking or weaving.
You could also call first to see the ongoing collection and visit the studio.