and Fiber Dolls
credits both of her parents as being artistic individuals who greatly
encouraged her to explore her creative side. As a young child, LaFawnda
worked with her mother on small pottery projects and kept her small child’s
hands busy with the creation of dolls using scraps from her mother’s sewing
materials. With very little formal training, LaFawnda relies mostly on
attending various workshops to enhance her natural creativity. She has
won several awards for her artwork and has exhibited in many galleries across
the country. She and her husband are planning a gallery of their own in Selma called McWatson’s Corner Gallery.
inspirations from everyday life to create her free form pieces of pottery.
She begins with slip that she works with her fingers and uses found objects
such as leaves, shells, and old earrings to give texture to the clay.
Her fiber dolls
are made using a very natural technique of twisting and tying sticks, fabric,
cotton, twine, and other fibers in order to mix earthiness with color for a
LaFawnda's work can also be found on
her website at