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

I was delighted and surprised at the endless amount of support and insight and new ideas and solutions!
— A 2018 Workshop Participant

“Mind-expanding, nurturing, yet progressive instruction. Good momentum each day.”
2018 Workshop Participant

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

  • President - Nancy Adams, Newmarket, NH

  • Vice President - Val Long, Epsom, NH

  • Secretary - Pamela Druhen, Northfield, VT

  • Treasurer - Larry Elbroch, Kittery, ME


  • Carolyn Bensinger, Watertown, MA

  • Ann Saunderson, Loudon, NH

  • Teresa Taylor, Past President, Barnstead, NH

Planning Committee Members

  • Jackie Abrams, Brattleboro, VT

  • Polly Allen, Boston, MA

  • Sarah Burns, New Durham, NH

  • Donna Catanzaro, South Sutton, NH

  • Ray Ciemny, Groton, MA

  • Vicky Elbroch, Kittery, ME

  • Deb Fairchild, Hampstead, NH

  • Vicki Fox, Hancock, ME

  • Barbara Hopkins, South Berwick, ME

  • Russet Jennings, Northwood, NH

  • Harold Kaplan, Burlington, VT

  • Bets Kent, Watertown, MA

  • Susan Lirakis, Center Sandwich, NH

  • Emily Moore, Deerfield, NH

  • Mary Nichols, Loudon, NH

  • Anastasia Nute, Greenwich, NY

  • Deb Pressman, Natick, MA

  • Lisa Saether, Penn Yan, NY

  • Quita Schilhammer, Watertown, MA

  • Adrienne Sloane, Watertown, MA


  • Executive Director - Carrie Brown, Enfield, NH

  • Administrative Assistant - Jessica Seaton, North Hampton, NH

  • Bookkeeper - Joan Ciolino, Gloucester, MA

  • Registrar - Jeanne Haskell, Marshfield, VT