Anderson Alley Artists Studios
250 N. Goodman St., Rochester, New York 14607

Jan Hewitt Towsley

Jan Hewitt Towsley

General Information

Weaving: Contemporary & Traditional


First Fridays (Oct-May),
Second Saturdays (Oct-May),
Most Thursdays from 1 - 5 pm

(585) 749-0370

Anderson Arts Building
250 N. Goodman St., Studio #202
Rochester, NY 14607

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About the Artist

Short Biography

After earning my BFA in Weaving and Textile Design at Rochester Institute of Technology's School for American Craftsmen, I opened my studio at Anderson Alley in 1989. While selling a number of utilitarian items, such as scarves, rugs and blankets, I have been experimenting and creating art pieces woven of copper and brass wire. I use a damask technique, which enables me to put complex images in the fabric before manipulating by shaping and heating. I also combine many fibers and metal in my work.

Some of my larger commissions are located at Strong Memorial Hospital, The Summit of Brighton, the Susan B. Anthony House and the Lipson Cancer Center in Rochester, NY. My work is also exhibited and sold at the Oxford Gallery and Shop One.

Some of my larger commissions are located at Strong Memorial Hospital and The Summit of Brighton, in Rochester, NY. My work is exhibited at the Oxford Gallery.


Featured in WEAVING LIVES at 45, and in numerous articles in local magazines


  • Oxford Gallery
  • Shop One
  • Weavers' Guild of Rochester
  • Weavers' Guild of Buffalo
  • Weavers' Guild of America

The Artist’s Studio

Examples of the Artist’s Work