We are combining forces with Fogtown Brewery to bring you a winter marketplace. Since the Annual Firegathering will not be happening this year (due to Covid safety concerns), we thought this could be a good way to get together, and bring you a European style OUTDOOR market. Join us on Saturday, December 12th for the “Fogtown Winter Marketplace” in the beer garden!
From 10am to 5pm, Artsworth and Fogtown will be hosting an outdoor marketplace in the beer garden, featuring local artists showcasing and selling their fine art, hand-made products, and crafts, while upstairs at Atlantic Art Glass socially distanced glass blowing demonstrations are open to the public. Many blown glass gift items will also be available to purchase in the glass gallery.
Fogtown corner store will be open from 10am-7pm, offering beer, hot tea, mulled wine, cider, and starting at 12/noon, wood fired pizza and snacks will be available for sale to sustain you during all the lively offerings.
This outdoor event will still follow strict COVID protocols; please maintain social distancing, and masks are required (and provided) when you are not seated at a table. Restroom facilities and hand sanitizer available in the beer garden.
Rain date: Sunday 12/6
Featured artists and artisans:
Linda Perrin, Atlantic Art Glass, hand blown glass offerings
Sarah Levine, Massage Gift Certificates
Cynthia Lech: Metal Jewelry
Erik Hill: 3D printed art/ fine wood work
Molly Friedland: Dried floral arrangements & wreaths
The Community School: Holiday centerpieces and wreaths
Roberta Sprague: Paintings
Featherfoot Farm; local herbal collective
Freestyle Weaving Workshop
Weave fabric to adorn your home or body while learning how to work with a 4 harness loom.
Because it’s up to all of us to slow the spread of COVID-19, everyone should avoid gatherings during this time. We are doing our part by postponing this workshop. Please check back here, our website at artsworth.org or sign up for our mailing list to stay up-to-date with our event schedule.
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Saturdays April 11 and 18th (+ open studio time during the week)
10 a.m.- 4 p.m. $130.00
• Supplies included call 664-0222 to sign up.
In this workshop students will choose yarns from our supply to create a one of a kind textile, such as a scarf, table runner or hanging fiber art by combining yarns of different weights and colors.
Martine Nagy and Linda Perrin will guide you in exploring fun and useful weaving techniques such as creating a buttonhole, puffy tapestry weaving and textural insertions. An assortment of yarn and fiber of all types, colors and weights will be available for you to integrate in your “unique creation”.
Our workshop is unique and differs from other traditional styles of hand weaving. In traditional hand weaving, weavers highly value the regularity of the woven cloth: if there is an irregular pattern or thread, it is considered as a “mistake” or “flaw”. In our freestyle weaving workshop free expression is encouraged, embracing the differences between hand weaving and machine weaving.
In this fun workshop we will:
Consider the differences between people and machines.
Be bold and adventurous
Inspire one another and enjoy each other’s individuality.
For your pleasure and to allow participants to dive right into the delights of weaving, you will begin your weaving on a loom that has been warped with about 100 warp threads/ends on their assigned loom. (about 3-3 1/2 yards by 9 inches wide).
However, to supplement your understanding of the craft, a warping demonstration and the use of a warping mill versus a warping board will be discussed before we begin our projects.
Think of this workshop as a kind of weaving sampler, where you can explore different techniques and traditions that speak to you, with our guidance.
This workshop is designed for beginners or anyone wanting to try their hand at weaving with a 4 harness loom. All levels are welcome. All materials needed to create a complete piece will be provided. Please feel free to bring your won specialty yarns (cashmere, silk, hand spun yarn, etc…).
Call 207-664-0222 to reserve a spot
Warping Weaving Workshop with Linda Perrin and Martine Nagy
Saturday October 5, Sunday October 6
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.