Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts is an international craft school located in Deer Isle, on the coast of Maine. Founded in 1950, “Haystack,” as it is popularly known, is located on the coast of Maine in Deer Isle, and welcomes students of all skill levels to participate in their one and two-week studio workshops and the two-week Open Studio Residency program. Haystack also offers exhibitions, tours, auctions, artist presentations, and shorter workshops for Maine residents and high school students. The school supports visiting artists and scholars from a variety of fields, and explores the scholarly aspects of craft, by publishing annual monographs and organizing a variety of symposia that examine craft in broader contexts.
Haystack’s mission states that it “provides the freedom to engage with materials and develop new ideas in a supportive and inclusive community. Serving an ever-changing group of makers and thinkers, we are dedicated to working and learning alongside one another, while exploring the intersections of craft, art, and design in broad and expansive ways.”