Sunfern Studio offers a wide range of handcrafted fiber goods - including jewelry, housewares, and home decor - centered on assisting its customers in curating the vibrant, beautiful lifestyle.
The Sunfern Studio was born out of Mafe Soltero’s passion to produce beautiful, handcrafted goods that will help curate the whimsical lifestyle and a vivid living space that adds color and vibrancy to everyone’s life. With each piece made, she finds beauty in the work and continuously falls in love with the process of creating.
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Mafe Soltero credits her Boricua culture for influencing her affection for lively color. Her childhood memories are flooded with the vibrant color combinations that surrounded her daily life growing up in the Caribbean. After exploring various art disciplines at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Mafe eventually found herself submerged in fiber arts. She developed an immediate connection to the diverse processes of meticulously creating objects with her hands. She exhibited her Tiny Monsters sculptures in the 2015 Smithsonian Craft Show at the National Building. She was also awarded the Young Emerging Artist Scholarship for the Alegre Quilt Retreat of 2014. Currently expanding on her Distortion series, Mafe Soltero focuses on transforming fiber materials into sculptural beings to represent distorted memories.