OPENING NIGHT at the Center for Maine Craft
MCW Hours: Friday, October 13, 5-7pm
Region: Kennebec Valley
Address: 288 Lewiston Rd, West Gardiner, ME 04345
Center for Maine Craft Gallery
On the eve of Maine Craft Weekend, come by the Center for Maine Craft to meet artist Tim Christensen and view a exhibition of his new work, including books, clay work, and a series of unique prints pulled from drypoint plates the artist created during his 2017 journey to Sydney, Australia via container ship. Tim Christensen has been working in clay since 1999, and teaching the medium since 2002. His iconic etchings, on porcelain sculptures and vessels, of the plants and animals inhabiting the woods and waters of Maine, are collected world-wide, and seek to record the rapidly changing natural systems upon which we all rely. He sees himself as a participant in a 30,000 year tradition of potters recording human history, and our relationship to the natural world. His work has appeared in such publications as Ceramics Monthly, Art New England, The New York Times, and Downeast.
The Center for Maine Craft is a retail gallery and exhibition space selling and showing the work of over 300 Maine craft artists. Located in West Gardiner, ME, the Center is the hub of the Maine Crafts Association and central location for craft sales, education, and activities in our state. All work for sale at the Center is handcrafted by Maine craft artists or produced by small Maine companies.