I Believe Art Should Be…

Accessible ~ Playful ~ Inspirational ~ Affordable ~ Usable ~ Conversational ~ Colorful ~ Freeing ~ Enticing ~ Public ~ Rewarding ~ Pleasurable ~ Noticeable ~ Personal ~ Fun ~ Educational ~ Welcoming ~ Engaging ~ Understandable ~ Uplifting and

Nothing Short of Amazing!!!

Artist Statement

I create tactile artwork. My art tells stories which unfold during the creation process. The stories are tactile for the viewer through their sense of touch and also visual in their viewing of the design. Whether smooth, rough, loosely woven or tightly knit, each fiber has a way of telling its own story, and as… Continue reading Artist Statement


Dori Settles is a child of the 70’s.  Some of her fondest memories involve scented markers. Her undergraduate studies in Sign Language Interpreting, Communications and Linguistics also included several elective art courses. After working as an interpreter, and later a software test engineer, she “retired” to motherhood, and began to pursue creative endeavors as the… Continue reading Bio


Dori Settles 402.660.2329 dori@funkydori.com http://www.funkydori.com Education 2011-18     Workshops with Internationally Recognized Glass Artists Heather Trimlett, Melanie Moertel, Mischou Pascale Anderson, Lisa Becker, Mark Hufford, Sharon Peters, Mark Abdigaard, Evelyn Gottschall Baker, Marcy Lamberson, Hayley Tsang Sather, Terri Caspary Schmidt, Warren Norgaard, Alicia Lomne 2018     Painting the Sacred, Carrie Bloomston 2017     Play! with Art History Collage,… Continue reading Resume

In the Press: Aquarium at the Pointe

For Immediate Release Village Pointe Sculpture Transformed “Reaching” sculpture takes on an aquatic theme OMAHA, Neb. (February 26, 2014) – Village Pointe® Shopping Center and Omaha Creative Institute have collaborated with local textile artist Dori Settles to create a dramatic transformation to the shopping center’s public art sculpture, which sits in the middle of its… Continue reading In the Press: Aquarium at the Pointe

Cast Glass Quilt Process

The cast glass quilts are based on original quilting designs. Generally, the fabric quilts cannot be salvaged during this process.  Occasionally, they survive, but the lose their hand and frequently the color is distorted by the heat that occurs when the mold cures.  The original mold had to be broken to release the glass. Here’s… Continue reading Cast Glass Quilt Process