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S is for Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program, A to Z Challenge 2013

Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program
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Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program, Williamsburg, MA. Photo by Margaret Almon.

 

S is for Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program in Williamsburg, MA.  When my friend Kathy asked if I wanted to take a mosaic class at Snow Farm craft school with her in the Fall of 2006, I said yes.  I had started making mosaics in 2005, and this was a chance to learn more about the craft, and have an adventure with Kathy, in the vicinity of my alma mater Hampshire College.

Snow Farm Wood Shop
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Snow Farm Wood Shop. Photo by Margaret Almon.

The mosaic class took place in the wood shop, surrounded by a multitude of fascinating tools.

Inside the Snow Farm Wood Shop
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Inside the Snow Farm Wood Shop. Photo by Kathy Yocom.

There were bins of broken tile and plates to forage.  The teacher, Richard Moss, provided us with a giant bucket of mastic for gluing the pieces down.  It was like working with a vat of marshmallow fluff.  Richard was a bit concerned about my liking for small pieces, and wondered how I would ever finish.  I did get it all glued down over the course of the week.

Margaret Almon at Snow Farm
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Margaret Almon at Snow Farm. Photo by Kathy Yocom.

Kathy and I were two of the youngest people there since it was primarily an Elder Hostel program which had room for a few extra students.  The meals were prepared by a woman who owned a restaurant in town, and it was delicious.  We started out splitting desserts, but by the second day, we were each claiming our own.

Luminous Red Tree at Snow Farm
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Luminous Red Tree at Snow Farm, Williamsburg, MA. Photo by Margaret Almon.

Snow Farm in October is a magical place with the leaves turning color.  There was one red tree that drew my eye with it’s self-contained intensity.  If you want to experience a new craft, Snow Farm offers classes for both adults and teens, including glassblowing, felting, woodturning, shibori and welding for home and garden.

 

My previous A to Z posts.

More images on my A to Z Challenge 2013 Pinterest Board.

A to Z Blogging Challenge April 2013

 

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