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Maine Crafts Guild 8th Annual Scarborough Fine Craft Show – Sept. 16 & 17, 2017

Jennifer Armstrong, Linen Jacket

Jennifer Armstrong, Linen Jacket

Shop for unique, handcrafted gifts or add to your fine craft collection at the 8th Annual Scarborough Fine Craft Show, September 16 & 17, 2017.

The show’s venue, Camp Ketcha, sits on 107 acres of meadows, forests, streams and wetlands offering an inspiring backdrop for the professional artisans to showcase their heirloom-quality fine crafts.

New Guild member, JAK Designs (Jennifer Armstrong) of Kennebunkport is dedicated to preserving the environment and earned certification as a green business in 2006. “All my work is made in my studio in Maine. I use only natural and organic fibers and strive to purchase materials for my studio locally and from small businesses.” Jennifer’s knitwear is crafted with fine, incredibly lightweight yarns, creating wearable pieces that are unique, durable and stylish.

Nature is a constant source of inspiration for Guild members. Lisa Ferreira Jones of Ember Grove in Falmouth speaks of such inspiration evident in her free form lamps. “Growing up in Maine, with its abundant natural resources and beauty, has had a significant influence on my creativity. By making my own papers, I can convey a sensitivity and detail of nature that cannot be obtained by other methods. I hand harvest natural elements such as flowers and seeds to add texture, color, and design to my papers. I observe the aspects of the natural line formation in Maine’s coastline and plant life and bring my studies to the studio, where I create my voice of nature.”

Ember Grove, Green Floor Lamp

Ember Grove, Green Floor Lamp

The Maine Crafts Guild is a statewide organization, established in 1975. Members are selected through a jury-of-peers process and are comprised of journeymen, nationally recognized masters and founding members who dedicate themselves to excellence in fine craft.

Attendees of the 8th Annual Scarborough Fine Craft Show will shop for fine craft in wood, metal, clay, glass, fiber and mixed media on September 16 & 17, 2017. Hours are Sat. 10am-5pm & Sun. 10am-4pm. Admission $5; under 18 free. Camp Ketcha | 336 Black Point Road | Scarborough, Maine. For more information, please email: scarborough.show@mainecraftsguild.com or call 207-799-3460. mainecraftsguild.com

Maine Crafts Guild announces 7th Annual Scarborough Fine Craft Show

Rosemarie DiLernia at the 2015 Scarborough Show

Rosemarie DiLernia at the 2015 Scarborough Show

The Maine Crafts Guild is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Scarborough Fine Craft Show, September 17-18, 2016 at Camp Ketcha in Scarborough, Maine

“There is nothing like finding a handcrafted work of art that speaks to your soul…when a piece of art finds its way into your hands, heart and home for a lifetime! I’ve had these experiences at the Maine Crafts Guild’s shows where the outstanding artistry and quality of work is inspiring!” – Suzanne Nance, Emmy award-winning broadcaster.

Hand knotted necklace by Rosemarie DiLernia and Chris Banikiotes

Hand knotted necklace by Rosemarie DiLernia and Chris Banikiotes

Members of the Maine Crafts Guild are selected through a jury-of-peers process. The dynamic membership is comprised of journeymen, nationally recognized masters and founding members who dedicate themselves to excellence in fine craft.

Walnut burl lamp by Louis Charlett of Charlett Woodworking

Walnut burl lamp by Louis Charlett of Charlett Woodworking

Nature is an abundant source of inspiration for Guild members. The show’s venue, Camp Ketcha, sits on 107 acres of meadows, forests, streams and wetlands and the soaring, timbered ceiling of the great room offers an inspiring backdrop for the professional artisans to showcase their heirloom-quality fine crafts. After shopping for treasures created from wood, metal, clay, natural fibers, and glass, Camp Ketcha’s extensive trail network awaits your exploration. Bring the family – their popular $5 pony rides are available to children on Saturday the 18th from 12-1pm. Alternatively, nearby Scarborough Beach State Park offers an opportunity for relaxation after a stimulating day of colors, textures and conversation.

Teapot by Mark Hutton of Hutton Studios

Teapot by Mark Hutton of Hutton Studios

Admission: $4 adults; under 18 free. September 17 & 18, 2016 – Sat. 10am – 5pm & Sun. 10am – 4pm. Camp Ketcha, 336 Black Point Road, Scarborough, Maine. For more information please email: scarborough.show@mainecraftsguild.com or call 207-799-3460. mainecraftsguild.com