The Haystack Mountain School of Crafts is an international craft school located on the Atlantic Ocean in Deer Isle, Maine. Founded in 1950 as a research and studio program in the arts, Haystack offers one and two-week studio workshops to participants of all skill levels as well as the two-week, Open Studio Residency program, exhibitions, tours, auctions, artist presentations, and shorter workshops for Maine residents and high school students.

Summer Workshops: Haystack’s core summer workshops include one- and two-week sessions in blacksmithing, ceramics, fiber, glass, graphics, metals, and wood. Workshops are open to adults 18 years or older of all skill levels—from beginners to advanced professionals.

Residencies: Haystack’s two-week Open Studio Residency kicks off our summer season of programs. The residency is designed to foster artistic exploration at the highest level, and those selected attend for free.

Haystack Fab Lab: Haystack’s Fab Lab was established in 2011 and has quickly become an integral part of our mission to think broadly about the field of craft.

Summer Conference: Since 2007, Haystack has organized a summer conference to look at craft in a broader context.


Organization/Company: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Location: Deer Isle, ME
Deadline: Deadlines Vary
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