Jamie Lynn Williams is a fiber artist best known for her works in hand and machine embroidery composed in wooden quilting hoops. These hoop-bound works depict an intricate form of marking with thread. Her general practice features various types of needlework from crochet to punch needle. In her work Wiliams employs these thought-to-be constricting, decorative, and somewhat antiquated crafts in an expressive and unexpected way.
Williams' work exists in the tension between craft and fine art, never settling on one interpretation or formula for merging these contexts. The artist's role as maker and identity as a woman are central to her work. Williams continues to explore themes of women and labor and the presence of the handmade object by engaging viewers in a process that is labor intensive, craft-based, and tactile.
Williams is currently practicing in the Oilwick Studios located in the Fountain Square neighborhood in downtown Indianapolis, IN.