Robbie Grodin

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Robbie Grodin


I teach what I know. I learn, re-invent, sketch, alter, and make it my own. First I think about color at the dye pots, and then I take to the felting table to make a prototype. Here is where I make mistakes, try to quietly listen and allow the piece to become what it wants to become. Still continuing to trouble shoot and streamline the process until the magic appears, I decide “this needs to be a class”. This is the point in the creative process that makes me be a better artist…by preparing to teach others! When preparing for classes, much time goes into details and structure in timing, procedure, and materials, for each student to successfully complete their piece. My goal is to ignite creativity in others, to inspire, to share what I know and welcome those “ahhhh” moments in others. My felt teachings are my gift to give back to so many who come into my life, and leave it enriched, if only for a few hours.

My Studio

is open to the public on Saturdays from 10-2. My artwork is available for sale. It is also where I hold classes. Each class is complete with step-by-step instruction, a class kit, and homemade lunch. I have created this place where we gather on a Saturday and ignite our creative selves through felting. I offer a large selection of reasonably priced, in depth classes; beginner through Master Class levels. My studio is, uniquely, a one of a kind place in Northeast Ohio where one can come explore the design elements through fiber and felting.


The strength of my passion, for my artwork, is to ignite my creative self. My wearable art pieces evolve with each season. Through fiber, my artwork is expressed based on MY life experiences... everything that has brought me to this moment. In 2008, I was diagnosed with cancer. I LIVE each day with this disease. That was the driving force for how my Studio, and art form, came to be. I like to refer to my Studio as “Art Therapy gone wild”. It was the result of a single art therapy class at The Gathering Place, a wet felting class, which coincidentally was my first day of hair loss, a side effect from Chemo. In that single class, I found my passion…..I found hope. When I am at my felting table, I am the beauty that lies in the potential of the art I can create.

My Designs

are one-of-a kind. My style is edgy-conservative with a flare for organic. I am proud to be an avenue for people to express their distinctiveness through wearing my felted art works. As I create a piece, I often wonder who will come for this piece. When that person arrives, it is magic. My wearable art pieces are exhibited at various gallery art shows and on runways of fashion shows throughout the Greater Cleveland area. My work is sold at those Galleries, Juried Art Shows as well as at my Chagrin Falls Studio, Alpaca Fiber Studio & Friends. Come see for yourself, why so many Judges are willing to accept and award my work with honors.



-Sun Press 2009

-FOX TV8 Kenny Crumpton 2009

-VAC Juried Art Show 2009

-Cleveland Museum of Art TAA Fashion Show 2010

-VAC Juried Art Show 2010

-Fiber Fling Fashion Show 2011

-Cleveland Museum of Art TAA Fashion Show 2011

-VAC “Art Strikes a Pose” 2011

-Shaker History Museum “Dream Weavers: The Art of the Loom” 2011

-VAC Juried Art Show 2011 - Honorable Mention

-VAC “Ruby, Ruby” 2012

-VAC 'Entertain Me' 2012

-Cleveland Museum of Art TAA Fashion Show 2012

-VAC Juried Art Show 2012

-Sun Press11-26-12

-Abrash Gallery 2012

-VAC 'Moody Blues' 2013

-Art by the Falls 2013 Honorable Mention

-VAC Juried Art Show 2013

-VAC Mellow Yellow 2014

-VAC Interpretation: Abstract Art 2014

-VAC Student Faculty Exhibit 2014

-‘May Show’ Lakeland Community College 2014

-Art by the Falls 2014 Honorable Mention

-Cleveland Museum of Art Textile Art Alliance Board of Directors 2014-2017

-Cleveland Museum of Art TAA Fashion Show 2014

-VAC Juried Art Show  Honorable Mention 2014

-Westlake St. Johns Medical Center, Festival of the Arts-Honorable Mention 2015

-Willoughby, Artfest - 3rd Place 2015

-Hudson Society of Artists,  Art on the Green-Honorable Mention 2015

-Cleveland Botanical Gardens, TAA Members Show 2015

-Cleveland Museum of Art TAA Fashion Show 2015 Honor of Merit

-Valley Art Center Juried Art Show 2015

Hudson Society of Artists Honorable Mention 2016

Valley Art Center Juried Art Show.....Both pieces accepted, one with Honorable Mention 2016

Canton Museum of Art  1st Place Fine Crafts 2016

Medina Art on the Green... 1st place 2017

Willoughby Artfest... Honorable Mention 2017

VAC Juried Art Show... Honorable Mention2017

Canton Museum of Art... Second Place Fine Crafts 2017