Judy 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 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 Fairchild – Bead Artist, Instructor and Juried Member, League of New Hampshire Craftsmen.
Ellen 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.
Claire Renaud – A lover of creative arts of various forms, I am Juried in both Leather and Fiber with the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. Leather chose me about 3 years ago. I now have a mild addiction to all forms of leather work and love discovering all the amazing things you can do with it!
For the last 30 years I have owned and operated The Costume Gallery in Derry N.H., a theatrical costume rental house with over 20,000 costumes.
Lorri 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.
Michela Verani – Michela Verani is a metal clay artist whose work as won numerous awards and appeared in a number of metal clay books and magazines. Since beginning in metal clay, she has become an Art Clay Senior Instructor and Rio Rewards Certificated. She is the 4th person in the world to attain a Level III in the Metal Clay Masters Registry. She is a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. Her work is available by commission and in a number of galleries in NH.
Libby Warren – My mom said she was taking stones out of my pockets since I was 2. I have always been interested in trying various arts and crafts and have stayed with many over the years. My first class in this arena was in knotting and became hooked on stones, making jewelry and learning by volunteering at a stone shop for many years. My business “Stoned Again” was born. I became enchanted by Chainmaille and bead weaving about 13 years ago. Although I have done the retail side, I much prefer teaching. I have supported my habit by working as an audiologist for 45 years.