Welcome!

Welcome to Zazzy Peacock Studios!  

Celebrating Creativity!

I'm Jill Newman, and I create one-of-a-kind hand-felted art jewelry and accessories, as well as sculpture and home decor.  I also love teaching needle felting and mixed media art. 

New Location in Downtown Bethesda!

Zazzy Peacock Studios has moved to a brand new location in downtown Bethesda,  Studio D of Triangle Art Studios, 7711 Old Georgetown Road. Jill is busy creating art, hosting birthday parties, and offering classes for adults and kids. Visit Jill at Zazzy Peacock Studios and her fellow Triangle Art Studios artists on Second Fridays, 6-8pm, as part of the Bethesda Art Walk.  Upcoming dates include January 11, February 8, and March 8.

Artist and owner, Jill Newman, creates original hand-felted sculpture, jewelry, and accessories. She also loves to teach, throw fun parties, and create a space where you can relax and enjoy expressing your own creativity.  In addition to her specialty in needle felting, Jill is sharing her love of other crafts and mixed media art --including painting, collage, art journaling, scrapbooking, modeling clay, paper mâché, and upcycled sculpture, to name a few.  At Zazzy Peacock Studios, you will find a vast array of art and craft supplies as well as inspiring sample projects and supportive instruction.  Stop by to shop for handmade art and gifts and to check out all exciting options for classes, parties, and after school program. You can see photos of my latest work on my Facebook page and on Instagram.  Please like my page and follow me to get updates.  You can also join my mailing list below. Thanks for looking!

About the Artist

Once upon a time, I was a lawyer, but I have always pursued artistic endeavors as well.  I officially quit my job to become an artist almost 20 years ago.  In 2011, when I discovered needle-felting, it was love at first poke.  After experimenting with the usual felted flowers and such, I decided to make things that I would actually wear -- modern, funky, colorful jewelry.  Many of my first designs were inspired by peacock feathers, animal prints, and other beautiful patterns and forms in nature.  And so, Zazzy Peacock Studios was born!  Now that I have discovered a love of teaching, Zazzy Peacock Studios has entered a new exciting phase, offering fun classes, parties, and summer camps at my new studio in Bethesda.  I am having a wonderful time making sample projects and planning classes and parties.  At the same time, I am pushing myself outside my comfort zone to take my felting and art to the next level.  For example, last year, I began a series of hybrid sculptures, reimagining inspiring women as powerful sphinxes with lion bodies.  So far, my sculptures have celebrated Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Michelle Obama, Frida Kahlo, Malala Yousafzai, Anita Hill, Nancy Pelosi, and Elizabeth Warren.  They are available to purchase for $675 and up. You can see more completed works in the Gallery, as well as my latest works in progress on my Facebook and Instragram pages.

  

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