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2021 MCA Guild Fine Craft Show season schedule

Guild Fine Craft Shows

Three MCA Guild Fine Craft Shows are planned for 2021 in Bar Harbor (MDI show), Scarborough and Brunswick.

The shows feature fine craft artists from the former Maine Crafts Guild juried membership and craft artists who have have been juried into the new Guild level of Maine Crafts Association membership. The shows will also include a selection of juried craft artists from the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen.

There is free nearby parking in Bar Harbor for the MDI show and metered parking directly in front of La Rochelle, if you prefer a closer option.

See https://mainecrafts.org/programs/guild-fine-craft-shows for more information or to purchase tickets.

WHEN & WHERE

MOUNT DESERT ISLAND

La Rochelle Mansion + Museum, 127 West St., Bar Harbor

Preview Party — 5 to 8 p.m. July 23 (Preview Party), 

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 24 (free admission) 

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 25 (free admission)

SCARBOROUGH

Ketcha Outdoors, 336 Black Point Road, Scarborough

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 18

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19

$5 entrance fee (good for both days)

BRUNSWICK

Fort Andross Mill Complex, 14 Maine St., Brunswick

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 23

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 24

$5 entrance fee (good for both days)

10th Annual Scarborough Fine Craft Show

Necklace from the “Pebble Collection” by Chaya Caron of Chaya Studio Jewelry of South Portland, Maine. Photo courtesy of Chaya Studio Jewelry.

Scarborough Fine Craft Show to Feature Large-Scale Pottery Vessel Demo by Guest Artisan Stephen Procter. Maine Crafts Guild artisans will show their fine craft in wood, metal, fiber, clay, glass and mixed media at Camp Ketcha in Scarborough, September 14 and 15.

Handmade paper shade and lamp by Lisa and Zach Jones of Ember Grove in Falmouth, Maine. Photo courtesy of Ember Grove.

In celebration of the Scarborough Fine Craft Show’s 10th season, guest artist Stephen Procter will demonstrate how he builds his monumental vessels on the potter’s wheel. Throwing 25 lbs of clay at a time, he adds layer after layer to achieve up to 5 feet in height. His giant propane torch encourages the clay to firm up quickly. Procter’s studio is based in Brattleboro, Vermont and his background as a professionally-trained musician served him in his early years as a self-guided potter. In Procter’s words, “For me, the shape of a well-turned musical phrase translated easily to the flow and movement of a physical gesture moving through space.”

Artisans will travel from all over the state to exhibit, with many hailing from southern Maine. Area exhibitors include; Lacey Goodrich and Jonathan White (ceramics), Chaya Caron, Lisa Gent, Cathy Heinz, Ken Kantro, Jennifer Nielsen and Avery Pierce (jewelry), Paige Carter (floorcloths), Lisa and Zach Jones (lighting), Chong and Judi Lim (metal wall art) and Gretchen Schaefer (glass mosaics).

“Elipse” occasional tables by Jamien St. Pierre of Bar Harbor, Maine (Solid wood with traditional joinery. Top table in bleached white oak and rosewood. Middle table in spalted ash and rosewood. Bottom table in black walnut and ebony.) Photo courtesy of Jamien St. Pierre.

Additionally, new Guild member Jamien St. Pierre of Bar Harbor, Maine will show his handmade wooden furniture and lighting fixtures. This is St. Pierre’s first time showing at the Scarborough Fine Craft Show.

The show is presented in partnership with the Maine Crafts Association. Attendees are encouraged to stop by the shared booth and learn more about how the organizations serve Maine artists and makers.

The venue for this juried show, Camp Ketcha, sits on 107 acres of meadows, forests, streams and wetlands offering an inspiring backdrop for the professional, member artisans to showcase their heirloom-quality fine crafts. The property’s trails are open to show patrons for exploration.

Guest artisan Stephen Procter of Brattleboro, VT with one of his monumental clay vessels. Photo courtesy of Stephen Procter.

The 10th Annual Scarborough Fine Craft Show will be held on September 14 & 15, 2019. 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. mainecraftsguild.com

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