About Ferrick Mason
Ferrick Mason was started in the summer of 2008 as a partnership between Brian Ferrick and Alex Mason. The two were introduced in Los Angeles by mutual friends who recognized the unique synergy of Ferrick's experience in textile development and marketing and Mason's painting and textile design training.
Ferrick grew up in Boston, MA. In 1994 after receiving his B.A. in Visual Arts from Bradford College, he moved to Los Angeles where he got his start in the fabric industry working at the Pacific Design Center for Hinson & Co. and later Clarence House. In 2000, Ferrick went to work for interior decorator and textile designer Kathryn M. Ireland where he quickly learned the manufacturing and development side of the business while working closely with Kathryn and overseeing showrooms thoughout the U.S. and in London. Ferrick was later recruited by Michael Smith to help with the development of the Jasper Fabric line where he worked for four years until leaving to partner with Mason on the Ferrick Mason line.
Mason grew up in Lexington, KY and left home to attend The University of Vermont where she studied art and art history. Wanting to further her studies in art she moved to New York City in 1995 to get a Master's Degree in Painting from Pratt Institute. After she completed her degree she moved to New Zealand to be with her future husband. While in New Zealand she found new inspiration which later evolved into the designs for Ferrick Mason. She and her husband then moved to Los Angeles where friends and professionals encouraged Mason to try textile design as they felt her work lent itself to the medium. Mason enrolled at Otis College of Art and Design and learned the traditional methods of creating repeats for textile design. Following their seven years in Los Angeles, she and her husband moved to New Mexico for two years and Mason taught Philosophy and Theory of Art at The Art Center Design College. Recently Mason and her family spent seven months in Adelaide, Australia gathering new inspiration for the textiles and art. She is thrilled to call Los Angeles her home once more.
Ferrick Mason designs are inspired by nature and the beautiful imperfections of hand crafted art. To reinforce this handmade quality, they prefer to hand silkscreen the designs. Ferrick Mason fabrics are locally printed in Los Angeles on Belgian linen and 100% cotton using ecofriendly and water-based inks and dyes.
Brian Ferrick and Alex Mason
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