Faculty: Ashley Welser

Handwork Teacher


Ashley Welser came to the Detroit Waldorf School in 2014 after graduating from Northern Michigan University with a B.F.A. in Photography and a minor in Psychology. She began her time at DWS assisting in Handwork and enjoyed helping students learn handcrafts which have brought her much joy and peace in life.

Her love of knitting and fiber arts blossomed at the age of twelve and quickly became her passion. Her goal as a teacher of Handwork is to cultivate a love of handcrafts in a way that inspires students to think creatively about the resources surrounding them and to fill the world with beauty while doing tasks that increase mindfulness and independent thinking.  

When she isn’t working on handcrafts, she enjoys nature walks, photography, painting, and music. She can also be found at the Detroit Institute of Arts in the studio’s Drop-In Workshop Program on weekends where she works part-time helping families create meaningful artworks while learning the cultural and historical significance which inspired their creation.

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