Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Sixty by Sixty, by Bill Roorbach, is the twenty-ninth monograph in Haystack's series.

Initiated in 1991, Haystack's Monograph Series provides a forum for writers of varied perspectives to reflect on the idea of craft. Now totaling twenty-eight in the series, monographs cover a range of topics and are distributed to art schools and libraries throughout the US. They can be purchased through the school for $4.00 each*, including postage and handling.*Shipping to locations outside of the US require additional postage; please Contact Haystack to calculate International postage; When shipping to an address in Maine, maine state sales tax of 5.5% applies.

The Haystack Reader, an anthology of monographs #1-23 published by Haystack and the University of Maine Press is now available to purchase for $24.95 plus shipping and handling*. Discounts available for large orders (10 or more). To order The Haystack Reader or individual monographs, contact the Haystack office at (207) 348-2306 or haystack@haystack-mtn.org.

If you represent a school or library and wish to be placed on our annual monograph mailing list, please send us your information via our Contact Haystack page.



Order two or more of Haystack's books and we’ll include a free copy of Discovery: Fifty Years of Craft Experience at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts --a collection of images and essays from former Haystack faculty and students-- published in 2001 to celebrate the school's 50th Anniversary.

Monograph Listing



Sixty by Sixty, by Bill Roorbach.



Hiophany: The Sound of Humans Making Things, by Elisabeth Tova Bailey.



Creativity & Ingenuity, essays by presenters in an invitational symposium held at Haystack from September 8-11, 2011.



Approaching Haystack, by Bill Carpenter.



Stone Songs, or Disagreeing with Dolphy: Two Weeks in Another Town, by Bill Harris.


O Brave New World: Looking at Time, Making, and Creativity, essays and excerpts by presenters in an invitational symposium held at Haystack from September 24-27, 2009.


The Ecology of Uncertainty by Akiko Busch -- Please note that the monograph The Ecology of Uncertainty by Akiko Busch is published through our website and The Haystack Reader. To view and download Akiko Busch's monograph, click on the title.


A Crack In Everything: How We Know What’s Done Is Done, by David Jauss


Field Notes on Hands, by Alison Hawthorne Deming


I Tinker Therefore I Am, by Mark Thomson

Craft and Community: Sustaining Place, essays and excerpts by participants in an invitational symposium held at Haystack from September 28-October 1, 2006


Making More than Sense, by Ralph Caplan


Craft and Design: Hand, Mind and the Creative Process, essays by participants in Haystack's invitational symposium retreat with Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution


Finding and Making: the Strange Attractor's Contribution to Form, by Barbara Hurd


The Child, the Painter, and the Forgotten Life of Things, by David Abram


Digital Dialogues: Technology and the Hand, essays by artists and scientists who participated in Haystack's Symposium


An Intricacy of Simple Means, by Kim Stafford


Whatever We Touch Is Touching Us: Craft Art and a Deeper Sense of Ecology, by Paulus Berensohn


If 'Great' Art is Dead, Who Cares? and Two Orphans and a Dog: Art and Transformation, by Ellen Dissanayake


Materials and the Embodiment of Meaning, by Judith Burton; Expanding Art Education's Horizons: The Landscape of Design, by Paul Sproll; The Cultural Dimensions of Craft Education, by Jo-Anna Moore; and, Education as the Discovery of Self: The Role of the Artist as a Creative Person, by Gerry Williams


Imagine an International Craft, by Kevin Murray


Single and Plural, by Marianne Boruch


Recycle and Reuse, by Margo Mensing


Words and Worth: An Anthropologist Interprets Function and Craft, by Margaret Mackenzie; and Paper or Plastic: The Form and Contents, by Nance O-Banion


The Craftsman as Yeoman: Myth and Cultural Identity in American Craft, by Mary Douglas


Crafting Truth with Consequence, by Gerhardt Knodel, with responses by Sarah Bodine and Michael Dunas


Considering Crafts Criticism, by Janet Koplos; and Craft and the Impulse to Abstract, by Warren Seelig


Craft and Learning, by William Daley; Reflections on Twelve Days at Haystack, by Audrey Walker; and Reflections on Learning: Faculty Interviews, by Jo-Anna Moore


Craft in the ’90s: A Return to Materials, by Nancy Corwin, Jonathan Fairbanks and Wayne Higby