Maine Craft Weekend at Artsworth Studios

 

Saturday October 5, Sunday October 6
10:00am-4:00pm

Artsworth is celebrating a weekend of creative activity hosted by the Heart of Ellsworth and Maine Craft Weekend. Maine Crafts Association artists will gather at the warehouse to demonstrate and show their work. 

Ken and Linda Perrin delight in creating a hub of fine arts activities while they demonstrate their glassblowing craft to the public. The Atlantic Art Glass team demonstrate traditional glassblowing  all day as they make glass pumpkins of all shapes, sizes and colors! The studio of Atlantic Art Glass will be turned into a “glass pumpkin patch” as the molten glass is pulled from the furnace, blown and hand formed on the end of a blowpipe. The glass pumpkin patch charms visitors of all ages.

Emi Ito, Weaver from Bath, Maine:  will bring her unique Saori loom to the Atlantic Art Glass warehouse in Ellsworth. Her lively masterful wearable woven art is a celebration of creativity. This weekend festivitiy is a rare opportunity to see Ito doing demonstrations of various fun weaving techniques. Wrapping up in one of Emi’s pieces makes the cool weather a treat! Her scarves and shawls will be available for sale.

Kristi Frank, an intuitive abstract artist, using the highest environmental standards, creates jewelry with distinctive silhouettes. She owns Salt Grass Jewelry in South Portland, ME and will be coming up to Ellsworth to join the festivities. She will be doing metalsmithing demonstrations. She will also have work available for sale at special Maine Craft Weekend prices!

Kreg McCune, from Mt. Desert Island is a potter, he will be offering pottery wheel demonstrations for the public on Saturday. Kreg will provide opportunities for visitors to experience and create on the potter’s wheel and learn more about the process of creating fine ceramics from start to finish. Kreg McCune Pottery will have work available for purchase and over the course of the weekend will be creating a set of hand thrown mugs for Fogtown Brewery! (Saturday only.)

Huggybear from Mount Desert Island will bring his trusty torch to the festivities, and do glass lamp working demonstrations.