Claudia Middendorf MFA 05 GD & Vivian Neumann 90 TX
Based in Rhode Island
Vivian Neumann and Claudia Middendorf are both RISD graduates and share a vision of textile details and a love of handmade goods. Together they work to bring beautifully crafted quilts, blankets, hats and toys to all who appreciate quality construction and simple details. They take pride in each finished product and feel strongly that their customers appreciate these handmade creations that brighten their day. Shibori Baby only uses all cotton and merino wool in their products.
What are some things that inspire you in your studio practice?
We are inspired by our communities. We value family life and our products are made to be part of everyday life. Our quilts are meant to welcoming new babies into their homes and bring years of cozy moments to all members of the family.
Does your current creative practice tie into your time spent at RISD? How so?
We credit risd with helping us thinking through each design from beginning to end with a critical eye to detail, balance, color, and pattern.
Is there a work/body of work that you are particularly excited about sharing with us at RISD Craft this year?
Our new products are embroidered baby onesies, Baby house shoes and a new take on our whale stuffed animal.