Ernie and Irene was founded in September 2013 by Holly Guertin and is named by her husband’s and her middle names. After graduating in 2011 from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Fibers, Holly realized her passion was in the handmade processes and tactile work she created during her years at school. Since then, her pieces have been commissioned for pieces for SCAD's Permanent Collection, interior design clients, and custom gifts and have had been showcased in Savannah, GA, Atlanta, GA, Hong Kong, and Lacoste, France. She is passionate about time-tested processes for crafting meaningful objects and has made that the basis for Ernie and Irene.
Ernie and Irene features many of the various aspects of fiber arts and textile design. From sculptural fiber art wall hangings to fashion textile designs, E&I exemplifies the wide breadth of the definition of "fibers." Holly crochets, felts, paints, and designs all of the Ernie and Irene pieces and patterns from her home.
Holly is a fiber artist who studied Fibers at the Savannah College of Art and Design and now lives and works outside of Philadelphia, PA, with her husband and their three sweet boys. She loves tickle fights and rolling laughter with the boys, anything that lets her work with her hands, and all things wool.
Holly loves to create sculptural, textural art pieces to add dimension and interest to beautiful spaces. She loves to explore the qualities of wool by mixing different textile processes to create one of a kind pieces. By investing great time into these laborious processes to develop such unique surfaces, the art pieces become treasures to behold.
Holly has designed for companies like Lilly Pulitzer, Marie Oliver, Lilies and Loaves, HIHO, and Sail to Sable, has written for Verily Magazine and Style Me Pretty, and assisted in photo styling for Martha Stewart Weddings and BHLDN. She is available for artwork commission as well as freelance in surface design, consultation, and creative direction.
You can contact her at email@example.com.