Jean Matzke's Fiber collection
Artist Jean Matzke’s thesis collection donated to the City of St. Cloud by the Potter family. Pieces from the permanent collection are on exhibit at city facilities.
Known for her beautifully crafted fiber art and as a lifelong champion of others’ work, particularly those working in rural Minnesota, Jean’s friends and colleagues have honored her work in a new book, “Fiber Matzke,” which features a generous collection of her hand-sewn, meticulously adorned masks, inspired by ritual and mythological traditions the world over.
“Fiber Matzke,” is available online from publisher Carol Olig; the new book is also for sale at a number of independent bookstores and galleries around the state: SubText Books, the Grand Hand Gallery, Common Good Books and the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul; Stillwater Booksellers in Stillwater; Lake Country Bookstore in downtown White Bear Lake; the Hill Monastic Museum, bookstores and gift shops at the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University; and Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center in St. Cloud.