Long before the advent of the maker movement, Maine has been a center of fine craft. From textiles to distilling, boat building to furniture making, craft reaches every corner of the state. Our panel discusses some of the many different aspects of craft, the difference between art and craft, and the changes in selling trends, what people are making, and where and how they are selling it.
Sadie Bliss, executive director, Maine Crafts Association
Daisy Bousquet-Desrosiers, program director, Lunder Institute for American Art at Colby College
Jason Ryan, founder and director, Open Bench Project
Gabriel Frey, Passamaquoddy basketmaker
Paul Sacaridiz, executive director, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts on Deer Isle
- Maine Craft Weekend
- Maine Craft Apprentice Program
- Maine Crafts Association: Maine’s Rich Tradition
- TED-Ed: Is there a difference between art and craft?
- Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance
- Maine Shakers
- What is a Maker? What it really means to be a "Maker"
- Maine Crafts Association: Master Craft Artist Award
- Maine Basket Maker Wins Prestigious $50,000 Fellowship
- The ‘digital handmade’: how 3D printing became a new craft technology
- In the Vanguard: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950-1969
- Unity Agricultural Center