Hi, I'm Hailey Peirce (the "Peirce" in Peirce Textiles)! I'm a fiber/fine artist and an art teacher. For me, fiber art feels like home, and I hope to bring a piece of that wherever I go. I believe art is for everyone, and my goal is to make it accessible to all.
I hold a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in 3D Arts with a concentration in fiber art, and primarily work in that medium! However, I also love drawing, painting, and ceramics, and love experimenting with new processes and recycled materials.
Growing up, my grandmother taught me to sew each summer spent at her Midwestern farmhouse, and since then I have appreciated the movement, versatility, and excitement of all things textile-related.
With now over 3 years of experience teaching in a community-based art studio and non-traditional classroom setting, I am passionate about learning and have worked with children ages 6-18 as well as a handful of adult students! My expertise includes techniques such as embroidery, needle-felting, fabric dyeing and weaving, as well as other fine arts such as painting, drawing and sewing. My diverse skills in a variety of mediums have shaped me into a creative problem-solver, and my process-based approach to teaching is coupled with a patient and fun-loving spirit.
I currently reside in Boston with my husband Nick and indoor pet rabbits Speedracer and Juju! When I’m not making art, drinking coffee, or taking pictures of my bunnies, I love trips to the beach, baking, rainy walks, dancing and making memories with friends and family. I also enjoy volunteering with a local rabbit rescue and other non-profit organizations.
My dream for Peirce Textiles is to create, teach, and empower others to do the same from all walks of life. Thank you so much for meeting me here :) xoxo