Maria Filipe Castro

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This month’s featured needle felt artist is Maria Filipe Castro.

“I am a Toy Designer from Matosinhos, Portugal, where I live and work. I’ve graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto in Sculpture. While pursuing my personal artistic style the appeal of textile materials was such, that I’ve never felt the need to apply any of the traditional sculpture techniques learnt during my studies. Since I’ve discovered needle felting in 2012, It became my favorite medium to work with. Food and nature are my favorite subject. Under the name “droolwool” I create “delicious” and funny characters, that are inspired by cartoons and the kawaii style.”

Check out some of Maria’s sculptures below!

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You can find more of Maria Filipe Castro’s fantastic felt artwork in her Behance portfolio or in her online shop!

I hope that you’ve enjoyed this month’s column. If you would like to submit your portfolio (or an artist you admire) for consideration, please complete this form. It’s quick and easy!

Zoë Williams

Zoë Williams creates needle felt sculptures based on spirits, sacred creatures, and dreams. Her work is concerned with the intersection of the (inner) realm of the collective unconscious and the (outer) kingdom of nature. She lives and works in New York City.

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