About Faith Adams

Artist's Statement

I have an esthetic that I believe quite passionately: art is human experience cast into the discipline of form, thus acquiring meaning.

In my everyday experience an image -- of a piecing pattern or an embellishment scheme or some other crazy idea -- flashes into my mind. Then the question becomes: how to give that image form? How to solve all the problems to give it reality?

The answers have made the body of my work.


Faith was born in 1923 and grew up in Seattle. She graduated from Whitman College.

Afterwards, she and her new husband pioneered on a remote cattle ranch in central Montana. She raised her three children there.

Faith taught high school English in Billings, Montana. Later, at the University of Washington, she earned an MA in drama and taught stage design in Texas and Indiana. During a three-year-adventure in Turkey she again taught high school English.

She returned to Seattle in 1979 and became totally involved in her fabric art, a passion for the rest of her life.

Faith died peacefully on August 6, 2014, at age 91. She was at home in Seattle with her family present.

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Faith Adams, fiber artist