Island Artisans, 99 Main St., will host Jody Johnstone, wood-fired potter of Swanville, Thursday, June 24 from 2 to 3 p.m. As part of the Legacy of the Arts week, Johnstone will be on hand to answer questions about her work.

After two years as an apprentice to a master potter in Japan, Johnstone moved to Swanville in 1997 to build her anagama wood-fired kiln. Twice each year, she and a small group of potters fire 800 of their own handmade pots for eight days and nights, each taking a shift. After six cords of wood are carefully stoked, the kiln cools for five days. The unique beauty of wood-fired pottery is in the touch of the fire and the hand of the potter.

Twenty-eight years ago, a group of local artists created Island Artisans to show fine Maine crafts. They continue to display their own new designs each season along with the original crafts of more than 100 of Maine’s top artisans. Island Artisans is open daily at two locations, Main Street in Bar Harbor and Northeast Harbor. For hours and more information about Johnstone’s visit, call 288-4214.