"A part of me is interwoven into each piece that I create. Like my life, my weaving is a collaboration of color, texture, and pattern."
LaVerne Kemp offers hand-woven textiles and artful accessories. A trained fine artist, LaVerne creates wearable and functional art-as-personal accessories and home goods. She also produces one-of-a-kind woven art pieces like quilts and wall hangings that express her cultural heritage and historical perspectives. As an African-American maker, LaVerne draws inspiration from the world around her. Using a traditional manual loom, she weaves together colors, patterns, and textures, creating stunning and distinctive goods.
LaVerne is a member of the founding cohort of ORIGINS, a PG&H sister program and platform that celebrates and supports African American makers in Pittsburgh; learn more at ORIGINSpgh.org.