Layne Goldsmith is a professor of Art and Chairman of the Fibers School at the University of Washington in Seattle, and an internationally recognized expert on textile history, fiber structure, feltmaking and weaving. She has taught at the Penland School and the Oregon College of Art and craft as well as having lectured, given workshops, juried exhibitions, and facilitated numerous international artist and student exchanges. In 1996 Goldsmith served as visiting Professor at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Columbia, and has participated in archeological research focusing on ancient Peruvian, Incan, and Mayan textiles and weaving techniques.
Goldsmith work has been exhibited throughout North and South America, Canada France England, Scotland, Italy, Israel, and Moldova. Permanent collections include the Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, the Safeco Insurance Company, in Seattle, and Florida’s Pensacola Museum of Art.