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Maine Craft Weekend

October 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until October 15, 2017

Maine Craft Weekend (MCW), a statewide tour of Maine craft studios, breweries and businesses, is an opportunity for the public to explore the life and work of craft artists and craft brewers in Maine. MCW is a public, educational, community oriented, family friendly weekend October 14 + 15, 2017. MCW is scheduled in conjunction with American Craft Week, a nationwide event promoting craft events each October. Modeled after Maine Maple Sunday and New Hampshire Open Doors (produced by the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen), this self-guided tour features participants all over the state who are not regularly open to the public or who have planned special MCW events and demonstrations at their locations. Plan a route to include a pottery wheel lesson and a glass blowing demonstration in the morning, swing by a brew pub for lunch, wrap up the day perusing a craft show and start all over again on Sunday!

Participating craft artists  on Deer Isle include:


MCA Member
Douglas E. Wilson | Handforged Ironwork
Blacksmith Shop and showroom open with hot forging demonstrations
455 Egemoggin Rd., Deer Isle, ME 04650
(207) 348-6871
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HOURS: Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm
Master blacksmith and 2016 Craft Apprentice Program (CAP) master artist Doug Wilson will open his Little Deer Isle studio for blacksmithing demonstrations. Wilson’s work has been included in numerous national exhibitions and publications, and he has been a demonstrator at national and international blacksmithing conferences including six National Conferences for the Artist Blacksmith’s Association of North America (ABANA). He is the founder of the Colby College Blacksmithing Jan Plan Program and continues to teach at nationally renowned craft schools including the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and the Penland School of Crafts.


MCA Member
Aaron Beck | Blacksmith + Hard Cider
Rare open studio with items for sale + hard cider tasting
29 Old Ferry Rd, Deer Isle ME 04627
(215) 908-2629
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HOURS: Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm
Stop by for an inside look at the old Pearson Forge on Deer Isle. We will be selling hand-forged woodworking and farm tools, kitchen utensils, and functional gift items. Aaron will be available for forging and machining demonstrations, and offering a taste of our hard cider.



MCA Member
Eric Ziner | Metal Arts
Studios, gallery, and farmstand
73 Reach Rd, Deer Isle ME 04627
(207) 951-5551
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HOURS: Saturday 10am-5pm
Greene Ziner Gallery, located on Yellow Birch Farm, Deer Isle. View studios, gallery, goats, farmstand, and take a walk about the farm.


Devta Doolan Studio | Jewelry and Design
Studio show and sale
3 Main St, Deer Isle ME 04627
(917) 361-1861
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HOURS: Saturday 11am-5pm
Please join me on the last day of my first season, and enjoy 10% off everything in my studio store. Discover my jewelry, and the work of dozens of other jewelers and artists – and enjoy the spectacular view off the back deck. I look forward to meeting you.




October 14, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm