Pepper Freye is a wearable fiber artist from Bonsall, California, outside San Diego. Pepper’s art is hand-made and hand-dyed silk scarves, ponchos, caftans and jackets. Pepper has been a self-employed artist for six years, and participates in 50-70 shows annually, including conferences, art festivals, fundraisers, and private showings.
Pepper Freye is a graduate of the UCLA School of Design. She taught Color at the Design Institute of Los Angeles. She has been a commercial interior designer in Los Angeles, and her major clients included Shriner’s Hospital, Security Pacific Bank, NBC, and Walt Disney Studios. She is a former member of the Color Marketing Group. Pepper’s affiliations include Artwear, Creative Stitchery Guild, American Sewing guild, Balboa Park Artists, and the Wearable Arts Council.
Pepper’s wearable artwork ranges in price form $29 to $149. She starts with fabric or shawls, and the pieces are made from there. Some of her works include beadwork. Pepper reports that her dying process has been well received by the public at past festivals. She says, “People love the colors and the various ways they can wear the pieces.” Pepper can also be reached at her studio outside San Diego at (760) 638-1111.