Sharon Townshend named “MCA 2014 Master Craft Artist”

Sharon Townshend, 2014 MCA Master Craft Artist

The Maine Crafts Association has named ceramic artist Sharon Townshend of Pownal, Maine as the “MCA 2014 Master Craft Artist.” Townshend was selected for this award equally for a career of excellence in her own craft work as well as deep contributions to public art, arts education and non-profit arts organizations in Maine.  The Maine Crafts Association is proud to join the Maine Art Education Association in recognizing Townshend for her work in Maine, MAEA awarded Townshend the Maine Art Education Advocate award in 1999. The public is invited to join the celebrationat Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 7 p.m. Saturday May 1. For more information visit