Regula Allenspach Weill
“I am truly honored to be a part of the ongoing history of Running Fence,” says Regula Allenspach Weill. “The panel fabric is so shiny and smooth, it is a pleasure to work with.” RunningFence-recycled, LLC is proud to feature Regula as a contributing artist. Regula’s background involves floral art, so incorporating products from nature like twigs, paper, twine and found objects is innate to her creative process. She delights in the silky fringe of the edges of the Running Fence fabric as it gives her sculptures additional character.
Regula Allenspach Weill studied floral design for three years as an apprentice in Switzerland, expanded her studies in Denmark and Norway, and then moved to the United States. She managed her retail store in San Francisco’s financial district, “Regula’s European Design in Flowers,” for fifteen years before relocating to her private studio in 1989. She received a certificate from the American Institute of Floral Designers and has exhibited her artwork in numerous shows. Her work has been represented in San Francisco’s Design Center for ten years, the “Bouquets to Art” exhibition at the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco, and at The Presidio of San Francisco, among many others. In 1999 and 2000 she was the featured artist at the prestigious fashion gallery, CICADA, in San Francisco. She is also a member of fiber/Dimensions and has been featured in several publications: FIBERARTS, Design Line, The San Francisco Examiner, Flowers &, Northern California Home and Garden, and American Craft Magazine. Regula’s work has been displayed at Designer Showcase Houses in Palo Alto, Los Altos, Novato, Woodside and Hillsborough, California, and in the display window at Tiffany’s in Union Square, San Francisco.
Regula has received numerous awards for her outstanding designs by California Home & Design, Northern California Home and Garden, and Special Event’s Magazines. She received first prize in Special Event’s competition for “Most Original Design Concept” in 1999 and for “Most Creative Use of Floral” in 1998. She is also an international floral art teacher and has co-produced the video “The Hand-Tied Bouquet.” With all her achievements, she also creates fine art sculptures and two-dimensional pieces for RunningFence-recycled.
Visit Regula Allenspach Weill's website at www.fiberdimensions.com.