On Friday, Aug. 26, the public is invited to a 5 to 8 p.m. opening reception for “CRAFTS of the Land and Sea” at Archipelago Fine Arts gallery, 386 Main St.

“CRAFTS of the Land and Sea” is a fine craft exhibition of recent work by eight exceptional Maine artisans — Richard Boyd, Basil Cake, Ben Coombs, Sallie Findlay, William Jackson, Clint Jones, Michael Fleming and Wayne Hall. The show will run until Oct. 21.

Boyd’s pottery is wheel-thrown and collected for its classic lines and glazes, along with its surface decorations such as etching, all created in his Peaks Island studio. Cake creates whimsical metal, stone and glass figures, often inspired by the natural elements found near his home on Dam Pond near Augusta. Coombs uses traditional techniques, hand tools and blow pipes to make luminous hand-blown glass objects in his Portland studio.

On Deer Isle, Findlay uses shibori techniques to dye and discharge cloth, hand-stitching and drawing ink lines to bring each piece’s story to life. Inspired by his childhood in Rockland and his passion for the sea, Jackson’s clay, wood and metal creations reflect a lifetime of associations with Maine’s maritime heritage. Jones has many skills — boat and car mechanic, fisherman and metal sculptor — and he works in his Cumberland barn using a torch to forge herons, puffins, boats and much.

Driftwood is Fleming’s muse as well as his medium, and his one-of-a-kind pieces embellished with metals, glass, and textiles, reflect the care he puts into every phase of the creative process in his Phippsburg studio. In Bucksport, Hall also uses wood from trees, saplings and branches, following the rustic tradition to fashion functional items such as chairs, tables, shelves, clothes trees and lamps.

Current gallery hours for Archipelago Fine Arts are weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Lisa Mossel Vietze, manager of Archipelago, at 596-0701 or lvietze@islandinstitute.org.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.