I found fiber artist Sonya Philip via the American Craft Council's site. She combines knitted and felted pieces with clay and other materials resulting in some gorgeous pieces that transcend the limited description of "craft."
Called "Spleens," these red clay faces are painted with oil paint and encaustic medium then stitched to hand knit bodies.
Her Etsy store holds delights such as this knitted lamp. It must give off a gorgeous glow.