All are Welcome!
For the 8th year, we open our doors and welcome you to an event full of fiery energy and creativity.
FireGathering 2017 at 25 Pine St., Ellsworth, ME hosts a marketplace featuring work by local artisans. This is a great opportunity to get last minute Holiday gifts for loved ones or for yourself! At this annual event we share our love of the fire arts with you as we do demonstrations of glassblowing, blacksmithing, pottery and torch-working.
This open studio event is our way of saying “hey neighbor, come gather around our hearth! Let’s enjoy community and creativity together as we beat back the cold and dark of approaching winter”. This year we will have a large 4 harness loom set up so you can try your hand at weaving! Come warm yourself by our fires (and wooly fuzz) and welcome the winter with us.
The Firegathering continues to bring new offerings to the Annual solstice celebration.
Enjoy the Firegathering Marketplace 10am-4pm, check out the work of over a dozen artisans, many of whom will be happy to show you how they make their work, meet Fogtown brewers and taste the craft beer they made especially for the Firegathering, grab a bite at the pot luck & from some sausage makers barbecuing next to the coal forges and be ready to dance it all off in the evening (at 5-10pm) to the music of Hymn for Her in the brick ware house!!
Glassblowing–Linda and Ken Perrin, Derrick Sekulich, Jon Ho, & Brier Rose Werner
Pottery–Kreg McCune, Jon Ho
Glass Lampworking.–Tara Parker
Others artists include, Julie Havener Designs, Rusted Pulchritude, Sage Moon Apothecary, Roberta Sprague, Cute Knits, Riverwind Woolies & Seirra Henries
Gathering, as the season changes before we turn inside to our studios, homes and hearth, is important to connect with those we hope to get” hygge* with”!
*(“hygge,” a Danish term defined as “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.” Pronounced “hoo-guh,” the word is said to have no direct translation in English, though “cozy” comes close. It derives from a sixteenth-century Norwegian term, hugga, meaning “to comfort” or “to console,” which is related to the English word “hug.” Associated with relaxation, indulgence, and gratitude, The dark winter can be cold and bleak, with long hours of darkness and, in some of the northernmost regions, shortened days of sunlight. In Denmark this helped turn “hygge” from a mere word into a kind of cultural panacea, manifested in various ways to buffer against cold, solitude and stress….”