From Willy and Wes’ newsletter:
“We hope you will visit us when we open our studios in our 1850’s barn, at 55 Pine St in Belfast, during Maine Craft Weekend, Saturday and Sunday October 14th and 15th from 10am-4pm. Sponsored by the Maine Crafts Association, MCW is a statewide tour of Maine craft studios, breweries, businesses and events. This self-guided tour features participants all over the state, and is an opportunity for the public to explore the life and work of craft artists and craft brewers in Maine. Visit the website to see listings of participants by region.
Wes will be in his first floor woodshop making and talking about his ‘Rower’s Oars’ and the tools he uses to make them. He is currently working on flat blade oars for a couple of Catspaw Dinghies being built by Cottrell Boatbuilding.
And upstairs, I’ll be showing and talking about white-line woodblock prints and the woodblocks I’ve carved to make them. I’ll also be showing my miniature paintings and Willy Wires jewelry, and in case you are getting a jump on the holidays, I will be having a weekend special on Willy Wires earrings: buy two pairs at full price and get a third pair for half price!
The Midcoast Maine area for MCW includes several other Waldo County participants; In Belfast: Dina Petrillo/Belfast Bay Shade Co., Jean Hardy Ceramics, United Farmer’s Market; in Belmont: Mary Trotochaud/Everyday Pottery; in Montville: Jacobson Glass Studio; in Liberty: Betsy Levine/Prescott Hill Pottery, Fischer/Barberio Studios, David Holbrook Acoustic Instruments; in Knox: Jeffrey Butler Ceramics; and in Thorndike: Kenneth Copp/Locust Grove Woodworks.
Visit historic Belfast, make a day of it! There are lots of restaurants to sustain you in-between your studio visits. A partial list includes: coffee and pastries at Chase’s Daily or Moonbat Bakery; lunch at the Belfast Coop Cafe or Rollie’s; and dinner at Darby’s, Neighborhood or Meanwhile in Belfast, or down by the water at Nautilus or 3 Tides.
See you then!….Did I mention refreshments?”