Thursday, June 09, 2011

It can't be true

Today, students and staff received the news that the Julia Caprara School of Textile Arts has closed. I cannot believe this. My heart goes out to those who had to make this difficult decision. My work has been transformed by the rigor and challenge required of me. It has been affirmed by attention paid to it and the one on one feedback by tutors I respect. Fellow student Gina Ferrari has written an informative post about this. She says what I want to say. The images in this post are of work from the first year or two of the degree. Twelve of us were to graduate May 2012. I'm numb.

21 comments:

Jeana Marie said...

I'm so sorry.

fabriquefantastique said...

what a shock it must be....did you see it coming at all?

arlee said...

OH no, but PLOUGH ON. Sad as it is, it must have been expected after Julia was gone. A shame though for those who were committed to such a journey.

Valerianna said...

OH! That is challenging news to say the least.... !

lynda Howells said...

what a shock for you all, l hope you find other places to teach, be taught or find new adventures.

Mary Beth Frezon said...

zomg that is just stunning, shocking news. You 12 need to throw yourselves your own graduation party methinks!

Sandra said...

That explains why they had not written back to Verona Tessile's invitation to exhibit work by their students for March 2012. I am so disappointed about their closure. I was going to sign up last year but then got a book deal so put it off till that was published. Now I do not know where to go. I guess many who have started their program are lost as well.

Karen said...

I'm sad to hear this. Is this the school through which you were doing your long-distance studies?

Serena said...

oh my gosh.

so sad.

but just don't stop!

somewhere is an open window.

Gina said...

I think we have to try to stay positive and believe something will work out Judy. I am trying to focus on all I have achieved through taking the course so far. Your work is always beautiful and so meaningful. Ultimately that is what matters. x

kat said...

so sad for you, but nothing can take away the quality of your lovely work, that will last and last

Mostly Turquoise said...

oh Judy, this must be such horrible news for you all, wishing you strength!
Regina, XM

Patti said...

I can't begin to imagine the disappointment you and fellow students are feeling now. I hope an alternative is found so that you may complete your degree.

jude said...

why?

nandas said...

i'm so sorry. i hope the credits can transfer to another program... or something... your work has been so inspirational to me... just keep going!

stitchinglife2 said...

So sorry to read this, Judy. You must all be reeling. I do hope you can find a way through.

cindy said...

oh, i'm so sorry. for all of you. i can't imagine. hold on.

Velma said...

words fail me. sending a big hug.

liniecat said...

What a gut rench for you, Im so sorry.
But your work is thoughtful and meaningful in its own right, whether it was ever aiming for being part of a marked assessment or not.
It shows how fine a mind you have and how wonderfully your fingers stitch.
It says much about you and you have much to be proud of!

Karen said...

Judy, with all your talent, intelligence, and sensitivity, you'll find another way. My thoughts are with you as you grieve the closing of this door. Something amazing will happen, just keep your eyes open.

Jackie said...

THis is so sad. I've seen this referred to so many times by the students. I'm sure that the work you have done will be accredited to whoever takes it over, and I'm sure someone will. Your work is beautiful.