RIPR – One of the joys of living in the Ocean State is that we're surrounded by a critical mass of remarkably creative people. With good reason, Rhode Island is known for its rich collection of painters, jewelry designers, sculptors, potters, and weavers. At their foundation, these forms of art are a profound act of creation. For Naomi Herzfeld, such handwork is deeply personal, even spiritual, as we hear in this encore essay.
After a 25-year career as an office worker in downtown Providence, and a brief stint in health care, Naomi Herzfeld now co-owns Bella Yarns in Warren, Rhode Island, where she weaves, knits, and creates.