About the fiber artist, Amanda Adams
I’m a fiber artist and illustrator based in Baltimore. I moved here to go to the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) which is where Nicole Mueller and I met and became friends before we started the Beyond the Studio podcast together. Over the last nine years, I’ve been building up my small art business Close Call Studio where I work full time.
How would you describe your style?
My style of art-making whether it’s sewing, drawing or whatever is unselfconscious and meant to delight and inspire people. I can be moody and direct and some of my work can be kinda dark but there’s always an element of humor and playfulness involved.
What is the key to making your art?
It changes from season to season but currently holding an attitude of “no pressure” in the studio is absolutely key for me right now. I’ve always put a great deal of pressure on myself which didn’t reflect well in my work or life so creating space for rest and gardening are just as imperative to my process as sitting down to draw.