maine maritime academy

Wrapping up a busy week at the Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine. Each year when the maritime students leave for summer a group of miniature artisans from all over the world replace them on campus. There is a wide variety of classes and events offered during the week. Jon’s been teaching raku pottery for 6 years running. This year the weather wasn’t great but Jon’s pottery students were more productive than ever! Today is their final raku firing before we pack it all up. Other students will be busy staining cabinets and tables, painting fur on cats, gluing legs on sofas, putting final details on folk art boxes and adding cords and dials to vintage wood radios. All of this in miniature! If you would like to learn more about the school visit the (IGMA) International Guild of Miniature Artisans website for info on the Guild School. It’s like adult summer camp for crazy “little people” (as the local folks around here like to call us).