Raised in a rural town in the Fox Valley in Wisconsin, Ryan has always been surrounded by a creative and artistic family.
Learning to crochet at the age of 7 has sparked him later in his life to pursue his passion of art and design in his career of textiles and fiber arts. He has now expanded his knowledge of fiber arts by dyeing his own fibers and yarns, knitting, sewing, weaving, spinning his own yarns, both needle and wet felting, and many other forms of the fiber arts.
Ryan currently works in all forms of fibers from man made fibers to naturals like animal and plant fibers.
His love of design has him creating artistic forms of wearable items. He also makes some other 3D sculptures and 2D wall hanging pieces. You may also see from time to time a few drawings and paintings of variable things.