I am excited once again about opening my studio during Maine Craft Weekend (MCW), sponsored by the Maine Crafts Association. MCW is a statewide tour of Maine craft studios, breweries, businesses and events. This self-guided tour features participants all over the state, and is an opportunity for the public to explore the life and work of craft artists and craft brewers in Maine. Visit the website to see listings of participants by region.
My studio, in our 1850’s barn at 55 Pine St. in Belfast, will be open Saturday Oct. 1st and Sunday Oct. 2nd 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!
The Midcoast Maine area includes several other Waldo County participants; In Belfast: Dina Petrillo/Belfast Bay Shade Co., Kate Mcleod/Bright Bird Studio, Marshall Wharf Brewing, Lupine Cottage; in Belmont: Mary Trotochaud/Everyday Pottery; in Montville: Jacobson Glass Studio, Timberstone Rustic Arts; in Liberty: Betsy Levine/Prescott Hill Pottery, Fischer/Barberio Studios, Liberty Craft Brewing; and in Winterport: Winterport Winery.
Visit historic Belfast, make a day of it! There are lots of restaurants to sustain you in-between your studio visits. A partial list includes: coffee and pastries at Chase’s Daily or Moonbat Bakery; lunch at the Belfast Coop Cafe or Rollie’s; and dinner at Darby’s or down by the water at Nautilus or 3 Tides.