Since a very young age, Claudia has been interested in fiber. She learned to knit and crochet from her Swiss grandmother. In elementary school she enjoyed sewing stuffed animals. As a school nurse Claudia made health puppets for her health education classes and taught college courses in construction of and teaching with health puppets to nurses and teachers. What makes Claudia’s work unique is her experimentation with and creative use of color, texture and design. She likes to take chances and experiment with unusual combinations of fabric, threads and wire until they “work”. From this process evolve whimsical felted figures, clocks, wall hangings, scarves and vessels. Claudia studies her work in progress. Her creativity is stimulated as she creates. Each piece evolves spontaneously as it is being created.