Daniella Woolf holds an M.A. in Textile Structures from UCLA. She is a founding partner at Wax Works West, a school for the encaustic arts in Santa Cruz, California. She is a recipient of the Gail Rich Award for Excellence in the Arts, and the Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship.She is the author of two books, Encaustic With a Textile Sensibility, The Encaustic Studio, and a curator and producer of instructional encaustic DVD’s. Her work is exhibited internationally and is in many collections and publications. She BLOGs irregularly at Encausticopolis under the name Dotty Stripes, is the Co-President of the Lucky Girls Society.