July 25, 2021

Maine school wins grant of $5,000

DEER ISLE — The Haystack Mountain School of Craft has received a $5,000 grant from the Davis Family Foundation for a new international session in 1998.

The session, set for Aug. 16-28, will feature workshops in clay, jewelry, fibers, paper, wood and blacksmithing led by eight prominent artists from seven nations.

Those taking part as faculty are ceramist Shiro Otani from Japan, metalsmith Pierre Cavalan from Australia, fiber artist Chunghie Lee from Korea, papermaker Peter Gentenaar from the Netherlands, woodworkers Makiti Koto from Fiji and Kristina Matson from the U.S. and blacksmith Ann Catrin Evens from Wales. Australian writer and curator Kevin Murray will join the session as visiting critic.

In addition to their instruction, the artists will offer demonstrations and public lectures.

The international session is open to approximately 85 beginning, intermediate and advanced craftspeople from around the world. For more information on the session and to receive a 1998 Haystack catalog with regular and scholarship admission forms and application deadlines, write P.O. Box 518, Deer Isle, ME 04627 or call 207-348-2306. You may also get information via e-mail at haystack@haystack-mtn.org.

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