My name is Thea. I was born in Telavi,Georgia on March 4, 1979 I graduated Telavi State University, (2001).I am married and have three sons: Temuri (22), Nika(13) and Giga (8)I’m an artist, self-trained embroiderer and felt-maker. I have been embroidering since I was 5 years old. My area of activity is a traditional Georgian and modern embroidery art, also I work on heraldic topics (State, Kings and Noble coat-of-arms) and make impressive silk embroidered compositions. I do not follow any common embroidery or stitching pattern.I follow my self-imaginary embroidery technique and create it afterward. All these works are made by my fantasy and materials used are handmade felt, silk, cotton, golden and silver threads.
Art Shows and activities:
•November 2000, my works were exhibited at Keteven Iashvili Telavi State Art Gallery;•December 1-29, 2000, I had my first personal art show at Tbilisi USAID Head Office (Sheraton-Metechi Palace)•2001, I become the member of the Georgian National Culture Science-Methodological Center.•October 2001, I had second personal art show at Exhibition Hall of I. Chavchavadze National Library of the Parliament of Georgia where alongsidewith other works, 30 embroidered Georgian Noble Coat-of-Arms were exhibited;•November 2001, with the support of the Tbilisi State University History Department my third personal art show was held at the University Exhibition Hall .•November – December 2001, my fourth personal art show was held at the Tbilisi USAID Office. (Sheraton-Metechi Palace)•March -April, 2002, my fifth personal embroidery art show was held at the Exhibition Hall of the Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Arts;•September – October, 2003 my 15 embroidery works have been exposed in France, Auxerre (Museum of Saint-Germain);•October 2003, sixth personal embroidery art show was held at the Lado Gudiashvili Batumi Exhibition Hall •I am a member of Painters Federation of Georgia and Kakheti Regional Painters Union.•January 2006 - 2010, teacher of embroidery and folk arts at International Organization in Georgia "World Vision"•Since 2010 my family becomes Ohio resident.•My biggest desire is to continue doing my creative works in the USA.•Now I am working on the project which includes handmade embroidery seals of all 50 states.