Anderson Alley Artists Studios
250 N. Goodman St., Rochester, New York 14607

Kate Deane

Kate Deane

General Information

Fiber Arts, Jewelry, Photography


First Fridays & Second Saturdays September - June
Evenings and weekends by chance or Appointment
Private Creative sessions and Commissions available
Classes coming soon!


250 N Goodman St, #213
Rochester, NY 14607

KatydidIt! Studio/ Kate Designs

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About the Artist

Artist Statement

My studio is my creative sanctuary. I enjoy welcoming others into my creative world. Please visit me and see what I'm up to!

Short Biography

I am a pediatric occupational therapist by training, but my education as a Creative began early on with my grandmothers. Laura had been raised on a farm and knew how to stretch her resources, make what she needed and appreciate the beauty of nature. She never sat without a crochet hook in her hands. A favorite spring/summer pastime was to search for hidden lady slippers in the forest. Dot was an intelligent woman who found ways to learn wherever she could. She dabbled in stretch-and-sew, stained glass, enameling and weaving. She had an eye for color and design. They both taught me to sew, one on a treadle machine, the other on a more sophisticated, modern model.

Inspiration from these 2 mentors as well as many others along the way have made it possible for me to explore and enjoy a creative life. I sew, crochet, knit, felt, dye, weave, and design jewelry. I have supplemented with art history and design courses, but mostly I find someone to teach me what I need or I teach myself through research and experimentation. I don't like to worry about the "right" way to do things- I do what feels good. I don't often do the same thing twice. I thrive on color and texture. Ethnic fabrics and handicrafts from Peru, Guatemala, Thailand and many others inspire me. I have recently enjoyed "rescuing" fabrics that have been discarded and making something beautiful with them.

Shows, Exhibitions, Collections

Weavers Guild of Rochester Holiday Show and Sale - November 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016

Landscape Show at I-Square Gallery - Irondequoit, November 2012

Tactile Art: The Warmth and Beauty of Fiber with The Weaver's Guild of Rochester at I-Square Gallery - Irondequoit, January 2013

Holiday Show and Sale at I-Square Gallery - Irondequoit, December 2013

Fabrications: The Art of Fiber with The Weaver's Guild of Rochester at I-Square Gallery - Irondequoit, January 2014

"Off the Page" The Little Theatre Cafe, April 1-28, 2018

The Artist’s Studio

Examples of the Artist’s Work