About the Artist
Micah Clasper-Torch is an fiber artist and designer based in Los Angeles California, specializing in punch needle and hand tufting techniques. Her work blurs the line between fine art and design as she creates small collections and one of a kind pieces that range from softgoods such as clothing and rugs, to wall hangings and mixed media artwork.
Micah received her BFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and the Politecnic University in Milan, Italy. After 10 years working in the art world, startup scene and commercial fashion industry in NYC with companies that include Ralph Lauren and Coach, Micah moved to Los Angeles to focus on fiber arts. Along with the influence of her varied creative background, she draws inspiration from her travels, the natural world and architecture.
Through materials such as fabric, yarn, thread and paper, her mission is to celebrate the inherent value in making things by hand and the importance of keeping traditional techniques alive.