Supporters of Tim McCreight and Marian Baker are invited to attend the award presentation and reception Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at 5:30 during a ceremony at Maine College of Art + Design, Portland, Maine. The ceremony will include the award presentation and the special tradition of the presentation of the Award Pins, custom-made for the Awardees by MCA Professional Members Lisa and Scott Cylinder. 

Space is limited; proof of vaccination and registration are required.

2021 Maine Craft Artist Awards

The Maine Crafts Association (MCA), a statewide nonprofit organization that builds upon Maine’s rich craft traditions by nurturing a vibrant, supportive, inclusive craft community and strong individual craft artist practices, has named potter and educator Marian Baker of Yarmouth, Maine and artist, author and educator Tim McCreight of Harpswell, Maine as the 2021 Maine Craft Artist Award Recipients. The award recognizes Baker’s dual accomplishments in both her personal practice as a professional maker and studio-gallery owner; as well as in her years of dedicated service to the education and career development of a younger generation of ceramics students.

In 2009, the Maine Crafts Association began to annually honor individual Maine craft artists in recognition of their exceptional bodies of work and contributions to the field. The award bestows prestige and acknowledgment, conferring upon the artist’s work a distinguishing mark of excellence.

The high level of craftsmanship Marian Baker and Tim McCreight have practiced in Maine, for decades, has built on the legacy of fine craftsmanship for which Maine is known for internationally. Equal to their professional and renowned studio practices are their contributions to the Maine craft community and next generation of craft artists.

– Carolyn Hecker, Founder, Maine Crafts Association and 2021 Maine Craft Artist Award juror