Love handmade goods and artistry? This is a great weekend to visit Maine to enjoy the Maine Craft Weekend. Throughout Saturday and Sunday the public have “the opportunity to explore the life and work of craft artists and businesses in Maine, and for artists to connect with craft enthusiasts, collectors and visitors behind-the-scenes. This is an educational, community-oriented and family-friendly event for all!”
Participating studios near Wiscasset Woods Lodge include:
Glass Mermaid Studio & Gallery | Lisa Blanchard
Open Studio, Multi-Artist Event, Demo of Process/Technique, Indoor Retail Craft Gallery
HOURS: Saturday & Sunday 10-4pm
Glass Mermaid Studio and friends will be participating in the annual Maine Craft Weekend. Enjoy the inspiring views from our coastal studio, meet visiting artists, enjoy conversation and snacks all while shopping for a unique handmade item. Featured media is glass and oil painting. Visiting artists will showcase paper, fiber, book arts and mixed media pieces. Sign up for winter classes and workshops. Holiday parties and girls night out are perfect times to create in our coastal studio, so gather up some friends and come visit us! –Studio is open throughout the year by appointment.
Farnsworth Art Museum | Katharine Cobey Exhibition Opening
Exhibition | Katharine Cobey: A Different Voice
HOURS: Friday Oct 4, 5-8pm Opening Reception (Free and open to the public) + Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm (Admission required)
The Farnsworth Art Museum presents a Maine Craft Weekend Opening Night event with a free public exhibition preview n Friday, October 4, from 5–8pm as part of First Friday.
2010 MCA Master Craft Artist Katharine Cobey of Cushing, ME builds three-dimensional forms by knitting with unusual fibers, metal wires, and plastics. Her stitches give shape to her viewpoints, integrating and shaping magical costumes or emblems of memory and loss. She started knitting when she was eleven as she watched her grandmother. Not until after she had become a published poet and had raised a family did she return to knitting on another level, using the process as a means toward building sculptural forms. Knitting for Cobey over time has become a vehicle to express feelings and to comment upon sometimes difficult social issues that she once articulated through her poetry. This exhibition includes a selection of Cobey’s fiber sculptures.
Erica Moody | Fine Metal Wares
Open Studio, Work for Sale
HOURS: Saturday & Sunday, 10 – 4pm
Barn studio tour of metal fabrication shop where Erica fabricates custom hardware for architects and her own serving wares for sale. Welding, machining, and light forging equipment to be seen, and her serving wares for sale!
Emily Shaffer Studio
Individual Open Studio, Demonstrations, Technique, Jewelry Sale
HOURS: Saturday, October 5, 10 – 4pm
Visit Emily in her new Belfast metalsmithing/jewelry studio! She will be demonstrating soldering and fuzing techniques all day. Purchase select jewelry pieces at special Maine Craft Weekend prices.