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Nancy Dorian


now & ZEN art to wear ... for the godess in you

now & ZEN is a company that has emerged from the belief that joy comes from doing what you love. As far back as I can remember, I have loved to make art.....if I'm not making it, I'm probably thinking about making it. After earning a degree in Interior Design with a Fine Arts minor, I spent almost 15 years designing corporate offices. All the while longing to "just be making art", I looked for a simpler vocation that would support that vision. After working in many mediums including pottery, stained glass and jewelry, I have discovered I am primarily a fiber artist. This would explain why I have such an abundance of yarn, wool roving, silk fabric, leather, fleece, sticks, feathers, shells and beads. Each scarf and wrap is made by hand, one at a time, with unique fabrics I have created. Since my work is not mass-produced, I typically attract collectors who understand and appreciate the value of hand-crafted goods. They realize the uniqueness of what I do. A person wears a “Dorian Original” for just that reason...to know it is a one-of-a-kind wearable work of art.

Nancy Dorian is a fiber artist residing in Northampton Massachusetts with a degree in Interior Design and Fine Arts minor in Ceramics. Her company now & ZEN art to wear emerged from the belief that joy comes from doing what you love. Pottery, stained glass and jewelry are a few of her mediums, but she now works primarily with fiber. Nancy has taught fiber arts in many venues including New England Felting Supply, WEBS, Holyoke Community College, Fletcher Farm School for the arts and crafts, Bead + Fiber and her home studio. She creates one-of-a-kind artwear using techniques such as Nuno Felting, Fiber Etching and Serti silk painting. Her work has been spotlighted in The Daily Hampshire Gazette, The Republican and Preview Massachusetts Magazine and can be found at galleries and boutiques throughout New England and on Nantucket. Find out more about her at www.nancydorian.com.