Our Mission: Inspiring the creativity and challenging the skill of accomplished craftspeople and artists.

Founded in 1993, NCSW meets every other January, providing advanced-level workshops for professional and non-professional artists. Workshop topics and faculty change for each session, offering a variety of intensive and collaborative experiences. North Country Studio Workshops is a non-profit educational organization.

To get what I just got over the last few days, I would have to work for months, uninterrupted, in my studio, to manufacture mostly for myself, the same sort of buzz that I’ve gotten being here.
— A 2016 Workshop Participant

Whether I’m teaching or whether I’m taking a class, it’s the same thing. You still have to give yourself that time, and it’s apparent that people are doing that here.
— A 2016 Workshop Participant

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

  • President - Teresa Taylor, Barnstead, NH
  • Vice President - Ann Saunderson, Loudon, NH
  • Secretary - Nancy Adams, Newmarket, NH
  • Treasurer - Larry Elbroch, Kittery, ME


  • Polly Allen, Chicago, IL
  • Carolyn Bensinger, Watertown, MA
  • Marcia Herson, Bedford, NH
  • Susan Lirakis, Center Sandwich, NH

Planning Committee Members

  • Sarah Burns, New Durham, NH
  • Vicky Elbroch, Kittery, ME
  • Deb Fairchild, Hampstead, NH
  • Vicki Fox, Hancock, ME
  • Barbara Hopkins, South Berwick, ME
  • Val Long, Hopkinton, NH
  • Emily Moore, Deerfield, NH
  • Anastasia Nute, Greenwich, NY
  • Deb Pressman, Natick MA
  • Quita Schilhammer, Watertown, MA
  • Adrienne Sloane, Watertown, MA
  • All members of the Board of Directors


  • Executive Director - Carrie Brown, Etna, NH
  • Administrative Assistant - Jessica Seaton, North Hampton, NH
  • Bookkeeper - Joan Ciolino, Gloucester, MA
  • Registrar - Jeanne Haskell, Marshfield, VT