Mary Hertert created Color Creek Fiber Art in

September of 1997 in Anchorage, Alaska. Since that time the equivalent of several thousand people of all ages and backgrounds have been exposed to the wonders of putting dye on fabric. Her artwork is on the walls at the Providence Medical Center in Anchorage-Children’s Hospital and the new Cancer Wing; at Wonderpark Elementary; at the Alaska Performing Art Center and in private collections around the country. She was also principle dyer for the Alaskan Dance Theater, Cyrano’s Community Theater and many private people who just wanted to change the color of their clothes.


Upon moving to Grand Junction in 2011; Mary, her husband Doug, dogs and Color Creek quickly put down roots reopening Color Creek to a whole new community.  6 semesters of Colorado Mesa University art students have passed through the doors studying Fibers under Mary. She also teaches for the Western Colorado Center for the Arts and holds her own private classes for all skill levels and retreats for fiber artists from across Colorado. Mary currently shows her special garments on runways in Colorado and Alaska and runs an online store for her most wearable garments.


Mary Hertert looking at her new hand dyed garment on a mannequin Color Creek Fiber Art's Artistic Designer Apparel Grand Junction
Watch Mary in action!
Color Creek's Happenings

There is a wide variety of options to choose from here at Color Creek Fiber Art. Mary Hertert enjoys creating community and offers opportunities for people to engage with her in fun art events and studio learning. Come in for private instruction or schedule a party. Great for all ages and occasions: bring your own food and beverage and Mary will provide everything else. Learn to paint on silk, use hot wax as a resist or sculpt with wool or silk fibers.  


Mary teaches at the studio and through other art venues. Sign up to get the Color Creek blog posts by email for announcements on upcoming classes. Subscription is on the blog's sidebar.


Explore Mary's portfolio for past exhibits and community projects.

Private Studio Time

Schedule a party at the studio or set up private instructions. Head on over to the Contact Page.


Purchase wearable art from Color Creek's Art2Wear Collection.
Mary Hertert's work is inspired by the Nature that surrounds her.
Mary Hertert of Color Creek Fiber Art Grand Junction Colorado