Makeshops

Seeing our effort to develop an Artisan Lab educational facility steaming ahead is heartening. We are encouraged to see the unique benefits we will be able to offer as Artisan Lab grows and matures. Access to high quality equipment and supplies will make unique projects come alive in a variety of media, and access to a range of experienced visiting teachers will spur interest and potential to a new level.

New Yorker Cartoon "Artisanal Everything Inc"
“Artisanal Everything Inc” Cartoon from The New Yorker Magazine.

In addition to developing longer term Residency programs, we are creating a series of hands-on educational Mini and Mega-Workshops. The Lab will be a magnet for maker-enthusiasts passionate to hone their skills and create beautiful and innovative projects in a supportive environment.

Our inaugural, Crystalline Glaze Workshop (any and everything you wonder but can’t imagine about growing crystal on molten glaze) will run April 14th through 15th, 2018. This unique 2 day hostel accommodation (room & board) hands-on Concentration Workshop will walk participants, start to finish, through the complex process required to manage crystalline glaze development. Participant activity will be video recorded and edited by my daughter, documentary film maker, Joanna Weaver. If you ever wanted to be in the movies—now’s your chance. First come, first serve — hesitate and you will miss this boat (many Workshop opportunities will follow).

We seek Partners — who are passionate about practicing and teaching traditional as well as hybrid processes. Partners excited to make a serious commitment to establishing a uniquely powerful “Maker Space” educational facility on the beautiful coast of Maine.

Through our ongoing search for long term resident partners our transition to a collaborative non-profit Artisan educational will become a reality.