Martina Celerin. Photo by Rodney Margison

Martina Celerin’s fiber art combines traditional weaving techniques with felting and reclaimed materials like shells, rocks, and old jewelry to create tapestries that tell a visual story.

Celerin finds inspiration in her own life experiences, such as visits to the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market, or fishing trips with her husband, Jim, and their sons, Tommie and Jacob. During the pandemic, she has found herself creating brighter and more colorful pieces.

“My art is really a statement of who I am and what my experiences in this town have been,” she says.

Celerin sells her work online and at local and regional art fairs. Visit

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