About the Artist
Pamela T Hardiman
combines the practices of painting on fabric, piecing, and quilting with love for liturgy and celebrations of all kinds. Recognizing a natural affinity between celebratory art and liturgy, she believes that attentiveness to worship environments can help us live and pray more deeply.
Archdiocese of Louisville
Diocese of Tucson
St Francis Xavier, St Louis MO
Boston College High School
Cheverus High School
Holy Family Retreat Center
St Mathias, Somerset, NJ
Most Holy Trinity, San Jose, CA
OL of the Most Holy Rosary, Albuquerque, NM
Norbertine Abbey, Albuquerque, NM
Asylum Hill Congregation Church, Hartford, CT
First Presbyterian, Aiken, SC
College of St Elizabeth
St Elizabeth Seaton, Rocky Hill, CT
St Joseph the Worker, Grand Rapids, MI
University of Detroit/Mercy
Formal training in psycholgy and mathematics has enable her to develop strong research skills, and the ability to analyze and organize patterns of all kinds. Interestingly, these skills are useful to the liturgical fiber artist as well. Developing concepts for pieces that will enhance liturgy, rather than distract from it or just be ignored, requires the ability to analyze liturgical structure and interior spaces.
In her "other life," Pam has always studied art and worked with her hands. For 16 years, she was part-owner of a quilt shop and traveled the country buying and selling quilt fabric, as well as studying with well-known art quilters, providing knowledge of where and how fabric is produced around the world. Now she combines those fabrics in ingenious and artful ways.
Having completed two 19th annotation retreats doing the Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola, Pam has received certification as a prayer companion for people doing the exercises. She directed a religious education program for several years, transforming it from a loosely structured home-based program to a more formal, supervised classroom-based program, with much greater and varied opportunities for group interactions.
Pam lives with her husband in Farmington, CT and Ludlow, VT. They have 3 mostly grown sons and one daughter-in-law, and enjoy spending time together cooking, eating, swimming, kayaking, hiking, and having awesome adventures. In between, she tackles ambitious home improvement projects, including designing and remodeling several kitchens.