Kaia Ivry

Whole Heart founder


I'm a multi-disciplinary artist currently working in the mediums of wet-felted textiles and handcrafted miniatures.


I have a background in performance art, dance and painting and over 20 years of natural wellness experience. Right now I focus on explorations where healing and art connect, including creating tiny things because they tend to make me squee. It's important to have fun!

I've made art as long as I can remember, and I enjoy the freedom of experimentation as well as the non-verbal connection visual arts can create. I'm passionate about the natural world, and am deeply in love with the upper Mississippi river valley where I live.


I got my create start doing fun crafts my mother, who was a kindergarten teacher with a huge repertoire of projects using everything from raw eggs to cut up candy wrappers!