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I have been creating art with my sewing machine for more than thirty years, growing, changing and developing new fiber...


Candler, NC

Erin Keane

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Erin Keane Studio

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Erin Keane is an encaustic artist and bookbinder who is smitten with beeswax and bindings. Her handbound journals feature original encaustic artwork on the covers, distinctive sewing, and hand-torn pages.

The artist in me craves to explore new techniques, structures, and ideas. This curiosity and drive for originality led me to combine my obsessions, encaustic and journals, which I had not seen combined in this way. The resulting books are individual works of art and conversation pieces.


I have an affinity towards nature and patterns and I often construct intuitive landscapes. I aim to convey a feeling of hushing and holding, of peace and tranquility, and of awe with our surrounding beauty.


Erin studied art at Miami University in Ohio where she graduated with an M.A. in Art Education. She moved to the Blue Ridge Mountains after college and taught art at Brevard Middle School for twelve years. She is now a full-time artist and instructor in encaustic, bookbinding, and journaling.