Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Studios remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week while workshops are in session. Photo by J. T. Loomis.

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts is an international craft school located on the Atlantic Ocean in Deer Isle, Maine. The school offers 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.

“…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 Haystack's campus in our Photo Gallery.