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Meet the Makers: Kieren Dutcher

What do you make / create?  Illustrations and paintings, which I make into prints, cards, posters. I also make block-printed tea towels.

What inspired you to be a maker?  I grew up in a house of makers, and I am happiest when I am creating something. It’s like breathing for me. Aside from reading, watching movies, hiking or riding my bike, it’s pretty much all I do.

What is your day job?  I have been teaching art to kids for forever–29 years! I After 20 years at the same school, I just resigned from my position. Time to focus on my own artwork!

What is your connection to the neighborhood?  I have been friends with Laura Thorpe, one of the founders of Hudson Co-Op, for years and years and I have visited her family on Cabrini Blvd. a number of times. My daughter recently moved into the neighborhood with her partner, so when I come for a visit from Berkeley, I can see them all in one fell swoop.