Originally published in
Island Ad-Vantages, November 1, 2012
Haystack’s Open Door sessions attract 90 Mainers
From October 5-8, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts held its 29th annual Open Door workshop sessions for Maine residents. According to a news release, 90 Mainers, ages 18 and older, participated in the intensive fall program, which allows an opportunity for retreat and to devote extended time to one’s work. All levels of students take part—from beginner to advanced professional—each working in their own art forms or investigating other media. Open Door has become one of Maine’s best known professional development opportunities for working artists.
2012 workshops included: In the Beginning (Blacksmithing) led by Doug Wilson; Pouring/Thinking/Drinking Pots (Clay) taught by Mark Shapiro; Thick, Messy, Fast Embroidery (Fiber) taught by Rebecca Ringquist; Back to Basics Band Ring (Metals) led by Claire Sanford; Painting the Landscape (Painting/Drawing) taught by Colin Page; Maker Gatherer: Finding Meaning in the Found Object (Wood) taught by Adam Manley; and Poetry (Writing) led by Adrian Blevins. Haystack’s 2012 Open Door was supported by the Davis Family Foundation and Haystack’s Program Endowment Fund.