Blue Mexican Scarf, wool and acrylic, 60in L x 12in w
Robert Aiudi started weaving and spinning at around age 10. His great-grandfather from Province of Marche, Italy was a master silk weaver and the stories of him inspired Robert to learn the craft. In his later teen years, he studied textile arts at Wesleyan Pottery in Middletown, Connecticut where he met other mentors and artists who inspired him. While living in New York City for nearly 20 years, he continued to weave selling handwoven items at the Farmer’s Market at Amsterdam and 81street and into several private collections.
Robert is a linguist who speaks several foreign languages and heads a consulting firm working in the field of Speech Recognition. He studied at the University of Connecticut and Yale University focusing on Mandarin. He has lived and traveled extensively around the world meeting and getting to know many handweavers and spinners.
Aiudi’s fiber art is currently exhibited at Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook, Connecticut.