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Elan Kandel is a fiber artist currently pursuing his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Tennessee Technological University's School of Art, Craft & Design.

Elan grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He discovered his love of textiles and passion for making while attending Pittsburgh’s Creative and Performing Arts high school. After visiting and touring their Appalachian Center for Craft campus, he applied to Tennessee Technological University to pursue his BFA.

Now in his senior year, Elan is focused on developing a line of garments and accessories from his hand-surfaced fabrics.