Haystack_JTLoomis_2010Haystack Mountain School of Crafts is an international craft school located on the Atlantic Ocean in Deer Isle, Maine. The school offers a two-week residency, one- and two-week intensive studio-based workshops in a variety of craft media including clay, glass, metals, paper, blacksmithing, weaving, woodworking and more. Programs range from short workshops to two-week sessions and anyone may participate, from beginners to advanced professionals.

The unique experience to be found at Haystack is owed to the combination of internationally-renowned instructors, intensive and focused studio time, the exploration of other art forms including music, poetry and dance, a diverse student body, and an award-winning campus. Students live, eat, and work at the school, and studios remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more than fifty years, the school has created international workshops, conferences, and symposia, innovative sessions for high school students and local residents, a visiting artist program, scholarship opportunities, and more. Haystack continues to evolve with the interests and ideas of those who visit here.


Watch this brief video to take a tour of Haystack’s campus and studios
and check out our You Tube channel to see more videos.

“…I discovered what happens when I give myself unlimited time and space to drop an idea and follow wherever it leads.”
Jeannie Mooney


From June through August, please consider joining us for a Wednesday tour of the Haystack campus if you are in the area. Find out more about visiting Haystack off-season and on non-tour days, and see more photos of the school’s campus on Haystack’s flickr site.