Studio25 LLC is situated in the New Hampshire seacoast community of Newmarket... population 8,940. Although the region has experienced tremendous growth, it still provides a rural backdrop for countless artisans located throughout the state.
I come from a long line of New England fine crafters – primarily weavers and woodworkers. Their creativity and loving attention to detail is reflected in the furniture, clocks, and coverlets that I still enjoy decades after they were first crafted. It's functional art - work that enhances daily living and provides a direct link to those who inspired their creation. My ambition is to continue this fine craft legacy in my fiber arts/mixed-media studio.
I've enjoyed working with fabrics since I first learned to sew in junior high school. Over the years, I sewed primarily traditional fare - clothes, sails, curtains, quilts, stuffed animals, etc. However, more recently I've veered away from traditional sewing projects to experiment with fabric dyeing techniques, lighted sculptures and computer-generated fabric images.
Recently, I've created encaustic works that combine hand-dyed fabrics, original photographic images and hot encaustic wax. I apply each image by either burnishing them off of laser-printed paper or by embedding printed tissue paper into the encaustic surface. I then use additional wax to ensure every finished piece retains a luminescent quality. My current work is strongly influenced by my love of the ocean - the expanse of the sky and ever changing reflective quality of the water.
In 2004 I became juried into the League of New Hampshire Craftsman - the oldest craft guild in the country. It's a rigorous jury process that inspires excellence. My goal is to honor this tradition by providing you with a hand-crafted product lovingly made in my studio. Please enjoy them.
All my best,
Nancy E. Adams