Alayna Rasile came to WSW in 2012 to make over fifty bowls for our Chili Bowl Fiesta which were inspired by the historic buildings around Rosendale. WSW was Alayna’s first art residency and set her on a path of pursuing many more creative opportunities. Since then, she has been a year long resident artist at the Textile Art Center in Brooklyn, NY, studied at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Montana, attended the Cabin Time residency on the Deer Island Archipelago of Maine, and, in 2017, will begin her MFA studies at Montana State University. She has worked for various designers and artists including Erin Considine, Haptic Lab, BDDW, and Red Ants Pants and currently has a clothing line in which she uses natural fibers, plant dyes and reclaimed fabrics.
Alayna is building an off-the-grid studio outside of Helena, MT that will be the future home of a residency program called Hi-Altitude Center for Textiles.