Erin Carlson began her artistic career in 2013 when she received the Three Rivers Arts Festival Emerging Artist Scholarship while living in Pittsburgh. Freshly graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in English, she was continuously drawn back to Fiber Art and the joy of creating sculptural work with natural materials. Her love of nature and a bit of whimsy pairs well with the texture and properties of wool. Erin's needle felted sculptures range from realistic life-sized animals to more fantastical beasts and plants. She is always drawing new inspiration from the natural world as well as myths, fairy tales, and the stars. She now lives and works in Cleveland Heights with her husband and two cats.