The Maine Craft Association invites members and the general public for three and a half days of studio workshops at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts May 12 through 15.

Built on a cliff overlooking Jericho Bay in the Atlantic Ocean, Haystack has served as a muse to many who have come to create. The award-winning campus, designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. It is located on Stinson Neck.

Those who register by Thursday, Dec. 31, will receive a $50 discount. Workshops are filling quickly; the one in Anticlastic Raising by local jeweler Michael Good is already closed, as is its wait list. Instruction, room and all meals are included in the fee for the workshops, which are $500, $400 for MCA members. Haystack accommodations are roomy and light-filled, but unheated. Many have their own bathroom facilities; others are near a central washroom. Rooms have twin or four beds. Studios are open at all times for work. There are no phones in the cabins or studios.

The 2016 MCA weekend workshops explore ceramics, printmaking, fiber arts, woodworking, mixed media, blacksmithing and jewelry. In addition to Good’s, the workshops and instructors are as follows: Raku with Sharon Townshend, 2014 MCA Master Craft Artist; Collagraph and Carborundum with Mike Marks; Textile Design with Claudia Brahms; Marquetry and Inlay with James MacDonald; Cold Connecting Sculpture with Sam Shaw, 2015 MCA Master Craft Artist and Fun with Metal/ Forging and Welding with Eric Ziner.

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