Judy BushJudy Bush – In 2004, the idea began to grow that a bead studio using social capital concepts would not only be fun but a great place to bring folks together with a common interest—beads! So, when Judy retired from UNH Cooperative Extension, she began the process of creating the Bead Bush Studio. With support of husband, Burton, they renovated the building that had been the Mt. Delight Educational Center in Deerfield and opened the Bead Bush Studio.

Nancy EvansNancy Evans – Nancy Evans is a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. She sells her felted creations at juried shows, at shops and boutiques, and teaches extensively throughout New Hampshire and beyond. Her work and classes reflect her love of color, texture, and all things fiber.

Deb FairchildDeb Fairchild – Bead Artist, Instructor and Juried Member, League of New Hampshire Craftsmen.


Ellen PrestonEllen Preston – Ellen Preston has pursued one form or another of art her whole life. Her interests eventually lead her to obtaining a BS in Art Education in 1976 from Plymouth State College. She then taught at InterLakes Jr-Sr High School in Meredith, and served as the Education Chair for the local League of NH craftsmen during the early 80’s. An exposure to glass fusing several years ago primed the way for her to delve into the options of working with fused glass… the fluidity of using frit, the strait lined edges that sheet glass offers… The sky is the limit for effects to achieve with the medium of glass. She plans to offer an introductory class, offering students a way to begin to understand the medium,and create a few pieces to take away to enjoy. Subsequent classes will begin to explore forming the medium to create desired effects, and offer an opportunity to create cabochons and other small pieces to perhaps utilize in other pieces of art you may create.

Lorri RichLorri Rich – Journeyman level in Master Beader Program – Lorri has been an avid artisan for many years, starting with needlepoint in middle school.  She is equally comfortable with quilting and knitting, but found her passion for beading five years ago when she stumbled into the Bead Bush Studio.  Lorri enjoys all types of jewelry creation, but has the most fun with wire.  She lives in Candia with her family and pets, none of whom are beaders.