I had such a great time participating in last year’s Maine Craft Weekend (MCW), I’m doing it again this year! MCW is a statewide tour of Maine craft studios, breweries, businesses and events. It’s an opportunity for the public to explore the life and work of craft artists and craftbrewers in Maine. Modeled after Maine Maple Sunday and Buy Local Saturday, this self-guided tour features participants all over the state.
My studio, in our 1850’s barn in Belfast, will be open Saturday Oct. 3rd and Sunday Oct 4th from 10-4pm. I will be showing some white-line woodblock prints and the wood blocks used to make them, my Willy Wires jewelry, some needle felted animals, a few miniature paintings and more!
I seem to have a lot of prints floating around in my studio. In the hopes of making some space in the studio and in my head I’m offering 20% off on all of my woodblock printsduring the open studio weekend.
This year I will be joined on Sunday by Belfast jewelry maker, knitting designer and friend Erica Schlueter, who will be showing some of her beautiful Bent Metal jewelry. She makes her own fabric textured metal components and uses rivets or silk to join them. The earrings shown are oxidized sterling silver and 18k/silver bi-metal joined with crocheted silk, and the necklaces are sterling silver with crocheted silk cords.
There are lots of studios, shops and breweries participating here in the midcoast, with thirteen in Waldo County. As of today they include: in Belfast, Dina Petrillo-Belfast Bay Shade Co, Fresh Cup Gallery, Kate McLeod, Marshall Wharf Brewing Co., Lupine Cottage, Belfast Harbor Artisans, and myself ; in Belmont, Mary Trotochaud-Everyday Pottery ; in Montville, David Jacobson Glass ; in Liberty, Betsy Levine-Prescott Hill Pottery , Judith Fischer Art & Design Studios, Liberty Craft Brewing ; and in Stockton Springs, Asha Fenn. Please visit the MCW website to learn about participants and events and to plan your route!
The map below shows the location of my studio. Follow the signs from the corner of Main St. and Congress, to Pine St. Our place is on Pine St, all the way up the hill on the right. I’ll be upstairs in the barn. If you’re having trouble finding me, please call 207-338-2842.