Sand Dollar Towel | Slate


Amanda Lee
Sand Dollar Towel | Slate
Linen, screen print
28H x 17W in.
Item #312-17

1 in stock


“Colorful cotton table linens have always been a part of my life. My mom says that she started collecting them out of nostalgia for her grandmother’s kitchen. They have always felt like a through-line connecting me to my mom and her family. Like the colorful tablecloths and flour sack towels of my own childhood, Alloro linens are cheerful and casual yet add a little bit of fancy, making a friendly welcoming table. I’m a printmaker and a professor. I’ve taught for Indiana University, University of Iowa and The University of Georgia’s study abroad program in Cortona, Italy. I move a lot in my life as a printmaker. Each time that I set up house in a new location I get to re-examine what objects make a new house into a home for me. Relocating time and again, I’ve learned that well made, to be well used, means home to me. I source my natural dyes and pigments from France and the linen comes from my travels in Italy. Currently, I design, print and sew all of my linens in my studio in my home town of Seattle, WA.” -Amanda Lee

CARE GUIDE: Alloro Towels
All Alloro items can be machine washed at temperatures up to 100°F / 40° C. Feel free to iron them on the reverse side of the printed design. Your piece has been pre-washed, but you might notice a small shift on the color after the first wash, this is normal.

Artist Info

Amanda Lee – Seattle, WA
Lee is a multi-media artist, a poetic printmaking activist, who is fascinated with the possibilities that exist in the space that fills a pause, the thing in between, be it emotional or physical, the space that many of us overlook on our way there from here.
Originally from Seattle, Washington, Lee received an MFA in printmaking from Indiana University in Bloomington and was the recipient of the inaugural Virginia A. Myers, Visiting Artist / Visiting Assistant Professorship in Printmaking at University of Iowa. Having spent a decade in art education at Penland School of Crafts and Pilchuck Glass School, it is no surprise that Lee is a dedicated teacher. Lee has spent the last three years working mainly from a studio in Cortona, Italy while adjunct faculty for University of Georgia’s Cortona Study Abroad Program. Lee was also a 2015 artist in residence for McColl Center for Art + Innovation and University of North Carolina, Charlotte.