New Resident Artisans
Welcome Nate and Laura to North House! They joined this fall as part of the two-year Artisan Development Program, during which they will hone their craft and teaching skills with the goal of growing the next generation of craft leaders.
Laura Brown is an artist interested in color, process, imagination, and repetitive, labor-intensive tasks. At North House, she continues to expand her quilting knowledge and practice, including the use of natural dyes from local foraged plants.
Nate White's interest in sculpture as a child led him to carving spoons; which in turn, inspired him to pursue woodworking. With his time in the Artisan Development Program, Nate is looking forward to his first opportunities to teach, learn to cross country ski, and to build on the skills he already has while learning new ones along the way.
Laura and Nate make up the fifth "cohort" of ADP. Once they settle in to the program and build out their studio space they'll begin reporting in regularly on the North House blog, teaching and taking courses, learning from mentors in their field, and working on their individual projects.
The ADP program at North House was established in 2017 to support developing artisans. ADP has has propelled numerous passionate craftspeople into more professional roles in woodworking, weaving, basketry, felting, and much more in between. Two years of support generates momentum throughout the region and forges connections within North House that will fuel our mission long into the future.
Keep an eye out for applications to open for the next ADP cohort in early 2022.